Elder Scrolls Online is Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

Elder Scrolls Online is a mainstay of Bethesda's output. Now, it's joining DOOM Eternal as a pillar of Bethesda's presence on next-gen consoles.

Elder Scrolls Online is a mainstay of Bethesda’s output. Ever since its release in 2014, it’s appeared front and center in Bethesda’s marketing and output and received notoriously long sections in their E3 press conferences. Now, it’s joining DOOM Eternal as a pillar of Bethesda’s presence on next-gen consoles. Originally announced in a blog post on the Elder Scrolls Online website, the increasingly popular MMO is coming to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

Based on the wording used in this blog post and the post that announced that DOOM Eternal would also be launching on Series X and PS5, it seems like both games will likely be playable on the next-gen consoles at launch. The blog post announcing this release says, “We also plan to support backward compatibility. What does this mean, exactly? We’re working hard so that when the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 launches, if you are a PS4 or Xbox One player, you can continue playing with your same accounts via backward compatibility on your respective next-gen consoles without interruption or loss of progress–same characters, servers, everything!”

Not only does this announcement promise full cross-gen progression and saves, but it also announces that Elder Scrolls Online would also be receiving an upgrade for the upcoming consoles. Bethesda hasn’t announced any dates for the upgrade, let alone any footage or screenshots. At this point, it’s safe to assume that the game will run and/or look better thanks to a visual overhaul from the ESO team.

In the announcements for the upgrades, Bethesda also hinted at more announcements to come throughout the weekend in their QuakeCon At Home event that’s replacing Quake Con proper this year. The biggest reveal from Quake Con’s temporary replacement so far is the announcement that DOOM Eternal’s first content-based DLC will be getting more details at Gamescom Opening Night Live.

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