The Elder Scrolls Online delay confirmed

Earlier we informed our readers that the next-gen console version of the highly anticipated MMO The Elder Scrolls Online was probably going to receive a 6 month delay. The information was leaked due to an FAQ that was probably published before the developers could make the proper announcement.

The announcement did come and, as expected, The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One and Playstation 4 is being pushed back by the aforementioned time. In a public statement, the developer explains that the delay is happening because of unique problems specific to the consoles which has made the June release impossible.

However, ZeniMax Media promises to make up for the delay with an interesting promotion. Anyone who purchases the PC/Mac version by the end of June will get the chance to transfer their characters to the console version for free and get a digital version of the game on consoles for only $20. In addition, an extra 30 days will be added to the subscription time.

Just to make it clear, yes a second purchase of the game WILL be required of gamers; however this second purchase will be significantly cheaper. Whether or not this is enough to sway gamers into purchasing the game, only time will tell. With gold dumping bugs, problems with bots and over a half a year wait we can only state that it is a tall order.

The full press release can be found on the game’s website or alternatively by clicking here.