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'Elder Scrolls Online' development, new PS4 and Xbox One release date explained

Screen featuring 'The Elder Scrolls Online'
Screen featuring 'The Elder Scrolls Online'
Photo courtesy of Bethesda Softworks, used with permission

An update has been provided in regards to the development for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of "The Elder Scrolls Online." According to a report from Bit-Tech on May 9, the development team revealed a new release date for the console ports of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Unfortunately for fans, the launch of the software product has been pushed back to approximately six months.

A member of ZeniMax Online admitted that the development team is having some problems bringing the network infrastructure from the PC and Mac versions of "The Elder Scrolls Online" to the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace. The software product is the first video game developed by the company, which was founded in 2007. Although some progress has been made, the software product is nowhere near completion and will miss the initial June launch window. You can find the comments made by the spokesperson from the official website below:

Integrating our systems with each console manufacturer’s networks—which are both different from the PC/Mac system as well as different from each other—has been a challenging process. It has become clear that our planned June release of the console versions isn’t going to be possible. Though we have made great progress, we have concluded that we’ll need about six months to ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve.

"The Elder Scrolls Online" was first released for the PC and Mac on April 4. ZeniMax Online ran into multiple problems due to numerous glitches that hinder progression at launch. The game is also plagued with numerous bots and exploits that changes the balance. To fix these problems, along with addressing other shortcomings, the development team plans to continue updating the game on a weekly basis.

Most of the issues should be fixed and improved by the time "The Elder Scrolls Online" is released on the PS4 and Xbox One. The delay is going to push the game's release until Nov. or Dec. of this year. As a result, it may have a harder time selling as it has to deal with other blockbuster releases such as "Assassin's Creed Unity" and "Call of Duty: Advance Warfare" on the two next-generation systems. A screenshot featuring the computer versions of the title from the game's Facebook page can be found with the photo near the top of this article.