The Elder Scrolls Online Next-Gen Console Versions Launching in June
Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online Studios announced that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of MMORPG The Elders Scrolls Online will release on June 8, 2021. The versions will include 60fps Performance Mode and 4K resolution 30fps Fidelity Mode options, as well as enhanced draw distance, improved loading times, and other graphical enhancements. Those who own the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions will be able to upgrade to the respective PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S version for free.
In addition, the companies released a new trailer for the game’s upcoming Blackwood expansion. Blackwood forms the main “Chapter” of the year-long Gates of Oblivion event, which centres around Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon’s schemes 800 years prior to the events of The Elder Scolls IV: Oblivion. In addition to the new Blackwood zone and a new main storyline with roughly 30 hours of story content, it will also introduce the game’s new Companions system, where players can recruit and travel with an NPC ally with their own story and character. Players are able to level up their companions’ skills and equip them with customisable equipment and behaviour. Blackwood will launch for PC, Mac, and Google Stadia on June 1, 2021, and for consoles on June 8, 2021.