‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ Release Date Revealed; New PvP Trailer Arrives

Dec 11, 2013 by  

After nearly two years of teases, gameplay tweaks, and how-to videos, The Elder Scrolls Online finally has a release date. ZeniMax Online’s MMO will hit the PC and Mac on April 4, 2014.

Alongside the release date announcement, ZeniMax also dropped a new trailer, which focuses on The Elder Scrolls Online‘s PvP element. In the trailer (seen above), gamers will be able to see just how massive player-on-player battles can get in the world of Cyrodil.

While the most important takeaway from today’s announcement is the PC and Mac release date, ZeniMax also revealed the MMO would hit the PS4 and Xbox One platforms some time in June 2014. We only just learned about these next-gen versions at E3, so we’re sure ZeniMax needs a little extra development time to nail those down.

Given what we know about ZeniMax, and their subsidiary Bethesda Softworks, we should have seen this release date coming. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, for example, released on 11-11-11 – a clever release date, but one with no real significance aside from its placement in the important fall shopping season.

Elder Scrolls Online Release Date

The Elder Scrolls Online, however, is going a similar route, with a clever 4-4-14 release date, but this time ZeniMax is trying to stake its claim in the spring season. Spring has never been a slouch when it comes to game releases, but next year’s season appears to be extremely over-stuffed…and the list keeps growing.

This, of course, begs the question as to whether any gamers will be able to devote the time necessary of an MMO to Elder Scrolls Online. With games like Titanfall and inFAMOUS: Second Son – both substantial time commitments in their own right – slated to hit weeks before The Elder Scrolls Online, will enough gamers jump on the MMO train?

Regardless, the game is deploying a subscription-based pricing model out of the gate, so we’ll likely discover The Elder Scrolls‘ success based on TTF2P (time to free-to-play).

Will you be playing The Elder Scrolls Online next April? Will you wait for the next-gen versions?

The Elder Scrolls Online releases April 4, 2014 for the PC and Mac. PS4 and Xbox One releases will follow in June 2014.


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  1. Really bummed out about the subscription…so I’m just waiting for the next Bethesda Game, sorry. I think I should be able to pay for a game once and have it forever.

  2. Sure just buy it and experience all the content then quit after a couple of months. Its still good value!

  3. oh and you get one month free as well with the game

  4. kinda want it but at the same time I also want an xbone for titanfall lol I’ve got the limited edition of titanfall preordered on Amazon just incase I decide to buy one

  5. I just want a co-op elder scrolls. Why can’t they just DLC us some co-op. I would pay for it.

  6. It won’t have a subscription after about half a year. Will go FTP with cash shop. It doesn’t look that appealing.

    • The deal where you get part of the game for “free” and buy the rest of it piecemeal is dying out as fast as subscription games a few years ago. Games are using large DLC packages instead of ‘cash shops’ to get money and we are better off for it.

      Just our of curiosity, What game does get a boring guy like yourself excited?

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