The Elder Scrolls Online Will Continue to be Supported on PS4 Moving Forward
The Elder Scrolls Online will continue to receive support on PS4, and seemingly PS5, despite Bethesda being acquired by Microsoft.
While Bethesda doesn’t have too many live-service games in their catalog, questions surrounding the few that the publisher does have were called into question recently after Microsoft snatched up the company. Fortunately, in the case of The Elder Scrolls Online, which is surely Bethesda’s most-notable title that sees frequent updates, the status of the title moving forward on platforms other than PC and Xbox will not be changing.
In a message from ZeniMax Online Studios’ head Matt Firor, it was confirmed that The Elder Scrolls Online will continue to be “supported exactly as it was” on “the platforms that are currently supported.” This means that if you’re someone who actively plays the popular MMO on PS4, ZeniMax won’t be shutting down the game’s services on this platform purely because Bethesda is now owned by Microsoft.
— The Elder Scrolls Online (@TESOnline) September 21, 2020
That being said, the move doesn’t make clear that prospective PS5 players of The Elder Scrolls Online, which will be arriving on the next-gen platform later this year, will continue to receive support. Still, given the fact that Bethesda announced it would be bringing the game to PS5 long before this recent acquisition occurred, it stands to reason that the upcoming PlayStation will fall under the same rules as the PS4.
As for the future of The Elder Scrolls Online, ZeniMax is planning to release the game’s next expansion, entitled Markarth, in early November. For more on what to expect from that release, be sure to check out our interview with ZeniMax’s Rich Lamber about the future of ESO.