E3 2013: ESO Arriving on PlayStation 4, Xbox One!

The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and we’re celebrating with this new gameplay trailer! The Daedric Prince Molag Bal has stolen your soul and plots to destroy Tamriel. Gather your allies and find out if you can thwart his sinister plan as you explore the world of The Elder Scrolls Online in Spring 2014.

To learn more about The Elder Scrolls Online, visit the official site at http://elderscrollsonline.com. For announce details, read our recently released press release after the break.


Latest Game in Award-Winning Franchise Arriving on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac in Spring 2014

June 10, 2013 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks® today announced that The Elder Scrolls® Online is in development for both the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The game will launch on these consoles, in addition to the previously announced PC and Mac versions, in Spring 2014. The Elder Scrolls Online is the latest chapter of the award-winning franchise – and will bring the legendary experience online for the first time. Players can choose their own style of play as they embark upon an epic adventure across all of Tamriel, playing alone on a heroic quest as in previous Elder Scrolls games, exploring the huge, rich world with a few select friends, or playing with hundreds of others in massive PvP battles to save the Empire.

“We are thrilled to bring this game to consoles, in addition to the PC and Mac,” said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online. “It’s something our fans have been requesting since we first announced the title, and something our team is excited to offer. Everyone will be able to play The Elder Scrolls Online the way they want to play”

After having experienced extended hands-on gameplay and testing the game’s innovations, quests, and unique features, The Elder Scrolls Online was described by MMORPG.com as “a perfect sauce of awesome.” The game has emerged as one of the industry’s most anticipated titles – and praised by such diverse press outlets as IGN, GameSpot, Game Informer, MMORPG.com and TenTonHammer.com. Millions of Elder Scrolls fans have already signed up for the beta  on PC and Mac to gain early access to the game, and console fans can now sign up to be eligible for the console beta test  which will begin later this year. For more information or to sign up for beta on your preferred platform, visit www.elderscrollsonline.com.

The Elder Scrolls Online will be the first Elder Scrolls title to be played online after nearly 20 years of offering these best-selling, award-winning fantasy role-playing games for single player only. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim® is the most recent chapter of the Elder Scrolls story. Skyrim, developed by Bethesda Game Studios, was released in November 2011 and enjoyed worldwide critical and commercial success. As the follow-up to the 2002 Role-Playing Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind®, and the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®Skyrim earned hundreds of ‘Game of the Year’ awards and has sold over 20 million copies.

The Elder Scrolls Online, is being developed for the PlayStation4 system, Xbox One, PC, and Mac by ZeniMax Online Studios. The studio is headed by industry veteran Matt Firor who has more than 20 years of online game development experience. Working with Matt is a team of highly regarded developers who have created some of the best known online games ever released.

The Elder Scrolls Online has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

About ZeniMax Media Inc.

ZeniMax Media is a privately owned media organization headquartered outside Washington DC with international publishing offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Eindhoven, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Through its subsidiaries, ZeniMax Media creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and handheld/wireless devices.  ZeniMax Media divisions include Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, MachineGames, Battlecry Studios, ZeniMax Europe Ltd., ZeniMax Asia K.K., ZeniMax Asia Pacific Limited and ZeniMax Online Studios.   For more information on ZeniMax Media, visit www.zenimax.com.

About Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles featured under the Bethesda label include such blockbuster franchises as The Elder Scrolls®, DOOM®QUAKE®Fallout®, Wolfenstein®, Dishonored®, Prey® and RAGE®.   For more information  on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.  

About ZeniMax Online Studios

ZeniMax Online Studios, a division of ZeniMax Media Inc., was established to become a leading developer of online games, with special focus on Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games (MMORPGs).  ZeniMax Online Studios is located in Hunt Valley, Maryland. For more information on ZeniMax Online Studios, visit www.zenimaxonline.com.

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Reader Comments

  1. Wow wasn’t expecting that, more Elder Scrolls on consoles is always good.

    Thanks Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online Studios!

  2. Man this is the funniest thing Ive heard since this title was put into production.Zeniax is ruining the frachise most epic.Hope it was worth it .

    • I agree,what to say?people are dumb,specially when you buy a new console when the other one you have is useless…is a stupid cycle…but some people don’t get that,is understandable if they are kids though…anyway ESO & The entire company RIP!! GJ!

  3. Look, quit hitting the dead horse that is the elder scrolls and make Fallout 4 already! Seriously the elder scrolls series is going the way of call of duty, monotonus and repeating it’s self over and over. Magic and dragons and castles and mythical things are covered by WoW and everquest and what not. We didn’t want or need the elder scrolls online.

    • A ‘dead horse’? When’s the last time you heard of a dead horse selling 3.4M in 2 days? (http://www.dailytech.com/The+Elder+Scrolls+V+Skyrim+Tops+34+Million+Retail+Sales+in+First+2+Days/article23293.htm) I, for one, have been waiting for quite some time for an Elder Scrolls Online, having been a fan since my childhood. I also love the Fallout series, but with NV only selling 1.3M in it’s first WEEK, there is little ability to say that the Fallout games are more popular. TES is a very successful franchise, and this continuation is going to be awesome! But only ps4, really bethesda? As though you didn’t shaft us enough with the DLC taking almost an extra year to be released on PS3…

  4. I can’t believe how class minded some people are being about this. I for one can’t wait for its release . Drem Yol Lok !!!!

  5. I can honestly say that *this* is what has decided me on getting a PS4 the instant it comes out. Usually I wait a good two years or so before going into a next gen, but this looks way too amazing to wait. When the trailer debuted at the Sony panel I literally screamed–I thought I’d never be able to play since I don’t have a PC/Mac that can handle it.

  6. Fallout 4. Make it happen BGS. I have well over 1000 hours invested in Fallout 3. I own six copies of the game. I have played through the main questline 20 or so times. I have collected every item; and read every computer terminal. While I will always cherish the many great memories I have had with Fallout 3, I am ready for the next generation of the Fallout franchise.

    • completely agree. BGS needs to make Fallout 4. I bet you twice as many people will by fallout 4 than subscribe to TESO. Come on Bethesda, your filliping off your fans.

  7. Congratulations to all involved. Great to see everyone will get to enjoy ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE and not just pc gamers.

  8. I have always enjoyed playing Bethesda’s deep engaging single player experiences; but as a person who has never played an MMO, I was a bit worried when they announced an online Elder Scrolls. The more that hear about this game I believe this will be my very first MMO. Really hope that I get into the beta to see this game for myself. Thank you Bethesda for allowing developers to create new exciting experiences.

  9. Visually looks amazing so far, the best graphics for an MMO in my opinion. But i need to test the gameplay, see the camera, commands and so on.. and gameplay is not necessarily “books to read.”

    The narrator is not Terence Stamp? maybe?

    Send me a invitation! X)

  10. I Dont quite understand this apparent PC elitism, as a fellow PC gamer, I find it awesome that console gamers are give the chance to experience what we have had to ourselves for so long

  11. That’s exciting news! I still haven’t decided if I want to invest my time in an MMO or not (I know once I get started I won’t be able to tear myself away), but it’s good to know that it will be so widely available.

  12. I know this is Off-Topic, but how will Bethesda collect the Ideas for TESVI

    I mean People are Already talking about what they want, so are the Ideas Immediately Collected and then a Small Group is making TESVI while the Other Team is Releasing the so called New Adventure (Assuming its Fallout 4 witch i have 0% interest in)

    I mean lets say its 4 Years later, do we have to Re-tell All our Ideas again.

  13. For one the way Zenimax is pushing this across to multiple platforms has me worried about what any of the future BGS titles will be like it looks like MMO across the board which will ruin the frashise most terriable .

  14. I’m really looking forward to this. I was bummed when I thought ESO was PC only, so I’m stoked to find out that the more powerful next-gen consoles will be bringing this game to my HD TV.

  15. It’s nice to see that ESO is being released on consoles, I wasn’t interested before since it was PC/Mac only, but now I’m paying attention. Not too sure about the graphics though, they still look a bit cartoonish, like in World of Warcraft.

    Hopefully ESO will turn out to be more than World of Warcraft with a TES theme though, I haven’t played an MMO before and this could (hopefully) be a great one to start with.

  16. That’s it?Not everyone have a 399-499$ for next gen…and not every pc can read that game…
    But,i have a question:is there will be a whole year of nothing,or…you’ll release something to eat for us,mortals,who can’t play or don’t want to play Online?You of course will ignore that,but i want to try my luck -)

  17. At Sony’s press conference they mentioned something about a “exclusive” partnership between them and Bethesda for ESO. Any info on that?

      • It may means what ps4 not Made In China,and focuses like on ps3 not’ll be.Even more,its the best console that box one,so of course now all pluses and bonuses-there.box’s time to be abandoned.

      • I’m just glad the team that did Skyrim isn’t doing this game, so there is hope for Elder Scrolls VI. I do not like the trailer calling it “the next chapter” when it’s clearly something that has already happened chronologically. The graphics don’t impress me, maybe a tad better than WoW. I won’t play it unless it’s free, since I think it’s stupid to pay a set fee to play a video game.

  18. Dear Bethesda,

    Please do not ignore your fans by holding back on DLC. I, along with most other core gamers, will most likely be purchasing the PS4. So, it would be both in your best interest and ours (the consumers) that you release DLC for both consoles on-time. If you do not, you will be thought of as slaves to Microsoft, and your fans will no longer buy your games or content.

    Sincerely hoping you get your ish together,

  19. Please bethesda make the elder scrolls online work in ps3 because it will be very exciting game for the players
    And thanks for all your games that make the players be very grateful for you
    Best wishes

  20. I have never been a PC gamer, though I respect them and all of the awesome things one can do with a game on the PC. But I AM a hardcore Elder Scrolls fan, and when I thought this was going to be a PC only sort of thing I’ll admit I was a bit sad. I’m an Xbox girl, but I’ve got to say I won’t be playing this on the Xbox One. I doubt I’ll even get an Xbox One, at least not for a while. I’ll be playing this on the PC. It’s gonna be a bit different than what I am used to, but after spending hundreds of dollars on 360 games that I still play I’m not about to spend even more on a console that can’t play those games. I’ll just bide my time and see how things go. Microsoft screwed up big time with that one, imo.

    So, for ESO it will be PC for me. Time to put that new computer to good use!

  21. Would love to see more dlc for Skyrim on next generation consoles but the team says it has moved on very sad.

  22. It Sux its only on Xbox one and ps4… Do the creators not consider those who Dnt/wnt buy those consoles? Not only are they going to loose a profit margin due to not bringing it on 370 but I think it will cause a lot of messages about how Xbox are not considering there “valued” customers

  23. I like the Skyrim a lot. BUY WHY the team don’t think about how to fix this??? No everyone can pay $399 – $499 for the new consoles and for the games $50 or mores. I love my Xbox 360 and my games. I can’t buy new games for the new consoles. This is no fair for everyone!!!! I WANT TO PLAY ESO IN MY XBOX 360. Thank you

  24. I stopped playing console games many years ago. Last system I purchased was ps2 till recently. A friend came over 3 weeks ago with his ps3 and skyrim a game I have never heard of. He let me babysit the system for a couple of days and I can honestly say I couldnt stop playing it. In 1 week I clocked 107 hours. Not to mention a couple of resets bc I killed lydia by accident; I dont want to lose her:P now I own a ps3 and the only game I have is skyrim. Now I see its coming online and I cant wait. Kudos to the developers for breathing some life back into this old timer.