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Elder Scrolls Online PC release set for Spring 2014; PS4 and Xbox One versions heralded by new trailer


The Elder Scrolls Online is out now; here’s our Elder Scrolls Online review.

Make no mistake: it was Morrowind’s port to the original Xbox that paved the way for Oblivion to eat worlds. Bethesda would be in a very different spot today if it weren’t for the consoles, and so it’s hard to begrudge them what they’ve announced this morning: a simultaneous launch for their Elder Scrolls MMO on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, alongside PC and Mac.

“We are thrilled to bring this game to consoles, in addition to the PC and Mac,” said Matt Firor, game director at Zenimax Online. “It’s something our fans have been requesting since we first announced the title, and something our team is excited to offer. Everyone will be able to play The Elder Scrolls Online the way they want to play.”

That sounds totally reasonable. What we don’t know is how the two console versions will link up with their PC and Mac brethren, if at all.

Console types were also treated to a new trailer during Sony’s witching hour conference, narrated by Dumbledore.

Watch again and you might catch a fleeting glimpse of that coveted first-person camera, used in conjunction with some kind of chain-based ‘come hither’ spell that recalls BioShock Infinite’s entertaining Undertow vigor.

It certainly bodes well for a cooldown-based combat system that could very easily have turned out staid, don’t you think?