Elder Scrolls Online Releases April 4, 2014

Zenimax set to launch Elder Scrolls Online beginning in April 2014.

Zenimax Online Entertainment has set a release date for their upcoming MMO, Elder Scrolls Online. For PC and Mac, gamers will be able to begin play on April 4, 2014. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users will have to wait a couple of more months for a release date some time during June of 2014. An exact date for the console release has yet to be announced.

The announcement came through the Elder Scrolls Online website, and was accompanied by a statement from the Game Director, Matt Firor, about launch plans. Firor makes claims in his statement that major systems for the game have been finished and that the company will be spending the next few months prior to release fixing bugs from gameplay testers as well as polishing up the game.

Matt Firor explained the reasoning behind the separate launch dates of computer versus consoles in his statement: with Zenimax anticipating high subscriber numbers at launch, they are launch the platforms at different times to ensure a smooth launch experience and not overload systems with a sudden influx of computer and console users.

Zenimax also released the new trailer seen above, War in Cyrodiil, with their launch announcement. Will you be joining the ranks in Tamriel in Elder Scrolls Online in 2014?

Published Dec. 11th 2013
  • Samuel F
    Featured Contributor
    This is a few months sooner than I was expecting to see it released. Hopefully this doesn't mean its in an unpolished state though. Trailer looks good, but as for the actual game that is anyones guess.
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    Well, according to ZOE's announcement, the core mechanics are done and they are mainly focusing on bug fixing and polishing over the next 4-5 months till release.
  • Death Metal Hero
    Im still kind of iffy on getting ESO. I need some more info and stuff. Maybe a free trial? Before I go shelling out a sub fee every month.
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    That's completely understandable. With the NDA still in place, lack of information is still forthcoming. It will be interesting to see the reviews once its lifted.
  • Big Chief 1
    Featured Correspondent
    I'm excited for its release. I hope it isn't as buggy and broken as Skyrim is for the PS3.
  • Mary Yeager
    Senior Intern
    Same here. Right now, its still a wait and see when ZOE drops the NDA and beta testers can share info.

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