PS4 and Xbox One owners have been waiting patiently for The Elder Scrolls Online, and were struck quite a blow earlier this month when Bethesda announced a six month delay. Time to prepare for another strike: The Elder Scrolls Online might not launch on the new consoles this year.
Creative Director Paul Sage recently spoke to IGN about when the PS4 and Xbox One versions would launch, and he couldn’t guarantee a 2014 release. “I will tell you we are working round the clock to try and make that happen. I can’t guarantee anything, that would be foolish to do, but we are certainly working with that goal in mind.”
The Elder Scrolls Online is out now on PC and Mac, and Zenimax Online Studios is working hard to ensure that those players have plenty of content to enjoy. The Dark Brotherhood, Thieves Guild and the Justice System will make their debut in a future update, although Sage wouldn’t say when that will be.
“With an update like that it’s a little further on the horizon,” Sage explained. “The reason is we do want fully fleshed out skill systems and quest lines for that, so that’s further out. My prediction is we’ll probably get the Justice System in before we get the Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood in, just because we want that system to be fully fleshed out and players used to the system before they have to use it. I don’t have a date lined up, but it’s a little further out. I wouldn’t expect it in the first four updates.”