Console launch day is here! To celebrate the worldwide release of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited on Xbox One and PS4, we have a letter from Game Director Matt Firor, a new gameplay trailer, and launch week festivities — including contests — to share with you.
We’re excited to welcome you to ESOTU’s official launch on Xbox One and PS4. To commemorate this important day, we have a special message to share from Game Director Matt Firor…
Today is a huge day for console Elder Scrolls players, as well as all of us here at ZeniMax Online Studios. Today marks the release of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. It’s finally time to invite our console community to experience Tamriel in the remote Second Era. We’ve put a ton of time and energy into making the console versions of ESOTU polished and fun – featuring a completely new User Interface specifically designed for console controller play, as well as a custom voice chat system engineered to make meeting and interacting with other players easy and fun.
I want to take this moment to thank our community of fans and players, without whom this moment could not have happened. Thank you all so much for your dedication, ideas, commentary, and general awesomeness. You are the reason why we do what we do. And of course, kudos to the team at ZeniMax Online, who have been working long hours to ensure that ESOTU on consoles is amazing and fun.
But we’re not done with the launch, of course. We’re continuing to work on new content, which we’ll talk about soon after console launch. We’re committed to always fix problems as we find them, and continuing to ensure that the community is happy and having fun. You are all in for a great time in Tamriel, and we are honored and excited to be the studio that has brought you this experience. Log in, meet some new friends, and adventure through Tamriel. Enjoy the ride! And as always, stay tuned for the next interesting things that we’ll be creating for you. – Matt
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will be available on console next week.
Gather your friends (and Tony) to experience new exciting adventures!
Explore ancient dungeons, challenge and defeat mechanical monsters, fight for the Ruby Throne in Cyrodiil, or create amazing crafting pieces. Don’t miss this opportunity to create your own tales, and live them fully with your friends as you explore Tamriel and try to discover its secrets.
With nine massive and vastly diverse provinces to explore—and Oblivion beyond—Tamriel is a land that beckons to the explorer’s spirit in us all. From hunting the forces of Molag Bal to gathering natural resources for crafting to plumbing ancient ruins for treasure, your next big adventure awaits in Tamriel.
Spend hours walking the bustling villages and cities, or strike out on your own to find adventure off the beaten path. For those who take the time to traverse the wilds of Tamriel, a bounty of raw materials, hidden treasure chests, breathtaking vistas, and uncovered mysteries are waiting to be found. Keep your eyes and weapons sharp while exploring, though–Molag Bal’s loyal followers lurk in even the most remote locales. Watch our final video in the ‘This is ESOTU’ series to see more of the expansive world that awaits you in The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
The countdown to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited on Xbox One & PlayStation 4 continues with a pretty great contest on Amazon.com. Get on Twitter, follow @amazongames, and retweet this post. Twelve lucky winners will win one of the consoles above — representing the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Convenant, and Ebonheart Pact.
Note: Contest is for US resident only. Official rules are posted here.
Tamriel is a huge place, packed with people to meet, places to go – and enemies to slay. Why not get a headstart with the Explorer’s Pack, a special bonus for anyone who pre-orders the game. With the Explorer’s Pack you get the following:
All races playable in any alliance. Maybe you fancy being an Orc but want to fight alongside the Ebonheart Pact. Or perhaps you want your Nord to join up with the Aldmeri Dominion. In ESOTU, each faction is composed of three unique races. With the Explorer’s pack, you can pick any of the nine total races and align with any of the three factions, giving you even greater freedom to play the game however you like!
A precious pet. Fondly known as Warty, the Scuttler is a vanity pet you can only get through the Explorer’s Pack. Be the envy of your friends when you show up with this scaly rapscallion scampering around your heels! (Don’t worry, you can change Warty’s name.)
Treasure maps. Everyone likes loot. Get a leg up with a collection of maps that’ll lead you to hidden chests stuffed with treasure.
Between now and June 9th, stay tuned for new updates on Tamriel Unlimited here on the blog, at ElderScrollsOnline.com, and through the game’s official social media accounts.
Whether you’re taking on a dungeon or swapping adventure stories in a tavern, life in Tamriel is always more fun with friends. Watch our latest This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited video for a taste of what awaits when you explore Tamriel with allies.
In the second installment of our This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited video series, we explore the variety of activities you can enjoy with friends in ESOTU. From the Alliance War in Cyrodiil to Trials and dungeons to World Bosses and beyond, fun and adventure are always right around the corner when you team up with allies. Watch the video to learn more!
Witness the ruthlessness of The Keeper in our new teaser for The Executioner.
In the final DLC for The Evil Within’s DLC, open the safe door and see the action through the eyes (???) of the menacing Keeper. Experience his power and brutality in first person as you square off against most iconic adversaries of The Evil Within.
Grab your mallet and don your bloody apron — The Executioner arrives on May 26th!
The Year is 1946. Your mission: infiltrate Castle Wolfenstein and retrieve the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. Watch the official gameplay launch trailer for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
That’s right, today you can download the prequel for Wolfenstein: The New Order on your PlayStation 4, PC, or Xbox One. Don’t have The New Order? Doesn’t matter. The Old Blood is a standalone digital title that doesn’t require a purchase of last year’s award-winning shooter. But be warned: once you’ve played through The Old Blood, you’re going be ready for more.
If you’ve missed any of our details on the game, be sure to check out these features:
See the Bethesda Blog written and video previews spanning both halves of The Old Blood.
Learn about the new improves to Nightmare Mode in an interview with MachineGames’ Jerk Gustafsson.
With last year’s studio-debut title, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Sweden-based MachineGames established how they could move B.J. Blazkowicz into an era of story-driven, first-person shooters while staying true to the series legacy and roots. They also proved they can they can make a pretty good homage to the 1992 id Software original — hiding the game’s first level as an Easter Egg.
Nostalgic fans that enjoyed this trip down memory lane will be happy to know that Nightmare Mode has returned in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. Speaking with MachineGame’s Managing Director & Executive Producer, Jerk Gustafsson, we’re happy to report that the entire first episode of Wolf 3D can be found by carefully exploring the contents of The Old Blood.
To learn a little more about the process of bringing the cult classic back, Jerk was nice enough to answer some of our Bethesda Blog questions.
How many Nightmare levels are in The Old Blood?
There are nine Nightmare levels in The Old Blood – one for each chapter in the game. One great improvement we’ve done for The Old Blood is that players will be able to replay each Nightmare level. As soon as you wake up from a Nightmare – by dying, by completing the level or by using the new “wake up” option — you will always be able to go back to bed and enter the Nightmare again.