The Elder Scrolls Online Is Considering Next-Gen Consoles

on July 22, 2012 1:39 PM

When you think of a Massive Multiplayer Online Game you generally think of someone sitting at a PC. This is because with only a few exceptions, most of the top tier MMOs are developed exclusively for the PC. With the release of Skyrim however, The Elder Scrolls franchise gained a large console following, especially on the Xbox 360 where the first DLC, Dawnguard, was released early thanks to an agreement with Microsoft.

Well if you’re a console fan shuffling your feet about getting excited for Elder Scrolls Online you can cheer up, because ZeniMax, Bethesda’s parent company is considering giving the game a console release. Considering is all for now though, because it’s too early in the game and next-generation console’s development to say reliably if this will be possible.

ZeniMax Online Studios President Matt Firor even said that it might be possible to have console and PC players on the same game servers, but that it’s a question of the technology and will rely on the consoles to make that happen. Consoles are becoming more and more like PCs, who is to say this couldn’t blur the line even further?

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
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