With the popularity and success that Bethesda has seen with The Elder Scrolls franchise, we’re sure many gamers are excited to be part of the MMORPG since it would essentially be a much more epic version of the series. The game has since been launched on both the PC and Mac back in April, and is due for a release on the PS4 and Xbox One this June, or it was supposed to.
According to The Elder Scrolls Online Store FAQ, a note was recently added which read that the game had been delayed by six months, meaning that it will most likely be towards the end of the year before console gamers can play it. Oddly enough, the message has since been edited, although we’re not sure why. Could it be that it was a mistake, or did it go up too early?
The original message reads, “The Elder Scrolls Online officially launched on April 4, 2014 on PC and Mac. While it has become clear that our planned June release of the console versions isn’t going to be possible, we have made great progress, we have concluded that we’ll need about six more months to ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve.”
Some have tried to reach out to Bethesda to comment on the message and possible delay, but so far no word from the company yet. Interestingly enough there have also been reports that Bethesda is deleting posts regarding this message on their forums and apparently even banning users who have linked to the FAQ post about the delay. Sounds like damage mitigation to us, but until we hear from Bethesda officially, we guess gamers will just have to remain patient and not jump to any conclusions.