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Elder Scrolls Online for Xbox One and PS4 delayed

Bethesda has delayed The Elder Scrolls Online release date for Xbox One and PS4 by six months.

Originally the Xbox One and PS4 versions of The Elder Scrolls Online were supposed to launch in jJune, but now it seems we won’t see them until around Christmas time.

Apparently publisher Bethesda and developer ZeniMax have pushed back the console launch to allow time to “solve a series of unique problems specific to those platforms.

“It has become clear that our planned June release of the console versions isn’t going to be possible. Though we have made great progress, we have concluded that we’ll need about six months to ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve,” said Bethesda in a statement to CVG.

“We know that the news of an ESO console delay is as disappointing to many of you as it is to us. We want to do what we can to make it up to our fans who want to start playing now, so we have worked out the following arrangement with Sony and Microsoft.”

If you purchase the PC or Mac version of The Elder Scrolls Online before the end of June, you’ll be able to transfer your character to the Xbox One or PS4 version when they are released.

You won’t have to pay full price for the Xbox One or PS4 version if you do this either. For $20 (£12) you can add the full, digital version of the console edition to your membership with an additional 30 days of game time.

“Whether you decide to take advantage of this offer or not, we promise to do everything we can to get the game released on both consoles as quickly as we can. We will keep everyone updated with additional details regarding characters transfers, specific offer dates and when you can expect console beta to start, and of course, when ESO on both consoles will launch.”

Read more: The Elder Scrolls Online Guide

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