Whether you’re playing ESO on PC/Mac or awaiting the game’s console release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, we’ve got some big news to share!
Beginning on June 9th TES fans on Xbox One and PS4 will be able to endlessly explore The Elder Scrolls® Online: Tamriel Unlimited! This edition of the game features all of the gameplay from the original PC release, including all the new content and changes made over the past year, and it comes without requiring a monthly game subscription fee!
And for our PC/Mac fans, we’re pleased to announce you’ll be the first to experience this new way to play ESO – beginning on Tuesday, March 17th!
In Tamriel Unlimited, you’ll be able to purchase optional downloadable content, and the in-game Crown Store will offer convenience and customization items. Already a subscriber? You’ll become a member of ESO Plus to receive monthly in-game benefits and a monthly allotment of Crowns to spend in the store. Our team remains committed to providing a great experience to all players, and you can expect continued, regular updates free of charge in addition to our new store offerings.
In celebration of these two big announcements, we’ve released the final entry in our four-part series of cinematic trailers, The Confrontation. Enjoy it in the embed above!
For more on ESO, including information on the changes coming with Tamriel Unlimited and additional info on ESO Plus, visit the game’s official website FAQ– www.elderscrollsonline.com/faq, and don’t forget to tune into our special edition of addition of ESO LIVE today at 12pm with Pete Hines and the ZeniMax Online Studios team on Twitch.TV/ZeniMaxOnlineStudios.
PlayStation users can re-create and expand upon Skyrim’s world like never before with the Skyrim Mashup pack — now available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.
Developed by our friends at 4J Studios, the mash-up features an exclusive Skyrim-themed texture set, 40 character skins, themed menus and user interface, craftable items, and more than 20 iconic selections from the original Skyrim soundtrack. On top of these features, the pre-set world recreates memorable areas including Whiterun, Riverwood, and Bleak Falls Barrow.
More details below…
Skyrim Mash-up — Content Breakdown
- Skyrim themed texture set to apply to any existing or newly created Minecraft world.
- 40 Skyrim characters skins to apply to player’s in-game avatars: Dragonborn (male), Dragonborn (female), Ancano, Elenwen, Argonian Fighter, Argonian Mage, Bosmer Archer, Bosmer Mage, Breton Mage, Forsworn Shaman, Dunmer Mage, Dunmer Assassin, Imperial Soldier, Vex, Khajiit Merchant, Stormcloak Soldier, Lydia, Orc Blacksmith, Orc Warrior female, Nazir, Saadia, Vampire Lord, Isran, Astrid, Aela the Huntress, M’aiq the Liar, Greybeard, Frost Troll, Flame Atronach, Dragon Priest, Hagraven, Draugr Deathlord, Sheogorath, Spriggan, Dwarven Centurion, Wispmother, Dremora Lord, Master Necromancer, Vilkas, Orc Warrior Male
- Skyrim themed Menu, UI and Inventory including integrated Skyrim logo.
- Skyrim music score featuring the following original tracks: Watch the Skies, Dragonborn, Awake, From Past To Present, The City Gates, Dragonsreach, Distant Horizons, Dawn, The Jerall Mountains, Secunda, Frostfall, Unbound, Far Horizons, The Streets of Whiterun, The White River, Standing Stones, Tundra, Journey’s End, Aurora, Solitude, Wind Guide You, Tooth and Claw, Into Darkness, Shadows and Echoes, Towers and Shadows, Death in the Darkness
- Pre-made World recreating the area of Whiterun, Riverwood and Bleak falls Barrow (on a smaller scale in order to fit with technical constraints of the games map size limits)
In addition to being available on PlayStation platforms, you can download the Skyrim Mashup on both Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Update: The latest Steam Update (1.03) for The Evil Within is now live. It features minor bug fixes and performance enhancements, including:
- Performance optimizations on Higher end GPU systems
- Fix for “The Power of Three” achievement unlocking incorrectly after upgrading the same weapon three times
- Count-based achievement progress persists when loading earlier saves for some trophies.
Original Post: If you boot up The Evil Within tonight on your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you’ll notice that a new title update for the game has been released. The 1 GB update covers minor bug fixes and optimizations.
In the latest edition of ESO’s monthly feature, “The Road Ahead”, Game Director Matt Firor first looks back at all the ways The Elder Scrolls Online has evolved since it’s April launch. With the help of the game’s amazing community feedback and efforts of ZeniMax Online Studios, the game continues to add new features, areas, and more that have improved the overall gameplay experience.
Of course, it wouldn’t be called “The Road Ahead” if Firor didn’t get into what’s coming next. With the article, he details what’s coming in Update 6. Both the Champion and Justice systems will have a huge impact on the game, and add long sought after features that will enhance the game. In the excerpt below, Firor gives more context to how the Justice System will change the game…
“To put this into perspective, the Justice System will include huge updates to the very fundamentals of the game. Townspeople will be considered neutral and be attackable, and many items that you could take freely before will be considered owned and must be stolen. There are fences who’ll buy stolen goods—if you can get past the guards while you have a bounty on your head. These are large changes to the game, and go hand-in-hand with our vision to add more freedom and sandbox-style elements to the world. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and we just need to make sure that we phase it in carefully to ensure the best experience for everyone.”
Visit www.elderscrollsonline.com to read the full feature, which also includes the latest information on the game’s arrival on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2015.
Who says you only need to celebrate all things horror in October. Between now and Friday, you can enter our The Evil Within™ Custom Xbox One Halloween Giveaway Contest for a chance to win a The Evil Within-themed Xbox One console!
There’s two ways to win. On Twitter, follow @bethblog and retweet this post and you might end up winning our “Piercing Eye” custom console. Meanwhile, you simply need to share this Facebook post to have a chance at winning winning the “Asylum”-themed console (shown above).
For both contests, you must be 18 to enter and be a US resident (stay tuned for similar contests in other territories). For the contest’s official rules, visit here.
Beginning this week you can pre-order The Evil Within and its Season Pass digitally on Xbox LIVE. Folks that order the game will be able to pre-load effective immediately.
And if you missed it, The Evil Within is already available for pre-order on PlayStation Network (now both in North American and EU territories) and Steam. Pre-loads for both will come before launch — more details to come.
Updated October 2
On the heels of our Gone Gold announcement, we’ve put the final touches on the recommended PC requirements for The Evil Within. These specifications are listed as “recommended” as they are the settings we’ve determined ensure that your gameplay experience plays as intended by the development team.
Recommended PC System Specifications
- 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8
i7 with four plus cores
- 4 GBs RAM
- 50 GB of hard drive space*
- GeForce GTX 670 or equivalent with 4GBs of VRAM
- High Speed Internet Connection
Steam account and activation
*It’s worth noting that the 50 GB of space required is for the PC install. When the installation is complete, the game will take up ~41 GB of HDD space.
- OS: windows 7/8.1
- GPU: GTX 460 or an equivalent 1 GB VRAM card
- CPU: i7 or an equivalent 4+ core processor
- RAM: 4 GB
- HDD: 50 GB
Speaking of space (and by your request), here are the install sizes for the console versions of the game.
- Xbox One — 40 GB HDD Space
- PlayStation 4 — 40 GB HDD Space
- PlayStation 3 — 7 GB HDD Space
- Xbox 360 — 7 GB
- Note: The Evil Within requires a mandatory install to the Xbox 360’s HDD or a USB 2.0 (or higher) flash drive.
Putting out a game on five platforms (PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4) across multiple regions is no easy feat, but we’re excited to announce The Evil Within
has officially “Gone Gold”!
Congrats to everyone at Tango Gameworks and everyone else that was involved in the process of making the game — your hard work has helped create a survival horror game that we believe people will be talking about for a long time.
If you’ve been cowering under your covers up until now, The Evil Within arrives on Tuesday, October 14th in Europe and North America, October 16th for New Zealand and Australia, and October 23rd for Japan.
Stay tuned for more updates on The Evil Within.
Dripping blood, gooey brains, and terrifying cries of the Haunted. When playing The Evil Within
– Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s return to survival horror – you can expect plenty of gruesome sounds that beg to be played with surround speakers or noise -cancelling headphones.
What you wouldn’t expect is how these sounds are engineered. Stomach-turning noises that could make squeamish players lose their lunch are, actually, created by the very foods you might eat during lunch. On a recent trip to Tango Gameworks, the sound team had the Bethesda Underground team (myself included) track down items to create heinous sound effects for the game.
With a short grocery list of cantaloupe and raw beef from sound designer Mashahiro Izumi, we decided to have some fun and surprise him with additional items to throw into the mix.: noodles, marshmallows, potato chips, and more.
The results? The experience was nearly as terrifying as the game itself. Well versed in the arena of Foley work, Izumi-san assaulted the foods we provided with the same tenacity as some of the game’s most challenging opponents.
The Evil Within releases in North America and Europe on Tuesday, October 14th and on October 16th in Australia/New Zealand. Pre-ordering the game today allows you to gain access to the Fighting Chance Pack.
For more details, visit www.theevilwithin.com/preorder
As mentioned earlier this week, attendees of The Evil Within Experience at PAX Prime will have a chance to win a limited and customized Xbox One console. If you’re not able to make the event — heck, if you’re not even in Seattle — you still have a chance to win this custom Xbox.
All you have to do is check our official rules to see if you’re eligible and retweet this post from @TheEvilWithin. One lucky winner will be selected next week!