The long awaited Elder Scrolls Online console launch arrived this week with rolling midnight releases unleashing a horde of new players into Tamriel for the first time alongside veteran PC players who have made the jump to console as part of ZeniMax’ character copy program. The console launch has generally gone smoothly apart from some initial login server congestion which was to be expected given the volume of new players attempting to simultaneously access the game. This marks an exciting milestone for the ESO community as we welcome thousands of new members into the fold.
Reactions from new players have been very positive and ESO has soared into the top 10 games by viewership on Twitch for two days in a row. While this wave of popularity will inevitably subside, the quality and polish of the console version of the game makes it arguably best-in-class for the massively-multiplayer genre on console platforms. It’s an exciting time for the community and I hope you will join me in acknowledging the effort that has gone into achieving this goal.
Congratulations to the ZeniMax Team
I think it’s important to congratulate the entire ZOS team on the successful console launch. You’ve all been working hard on making the game’s first impression with the console community an extremely positive one and we have seen plenty of evidence of that effort paying off. I hope the positive feedback you are hearing from your players gives you energy and motivation to continue the great work you’ve done so far.
Longtime Tamriel Foundry followers will know that I have not held personal interest in the console expansion of ESO; but I can easily acknowledge the value it has brought to the game and I think it’s commendable that the console version looks so polished and has its own aesthetic identity that sets it above a mere PC port.
We know your hard work on the console updates has slowed the continued growth of the PC game experience but it’s reassuring to me to see a reminder of the development and artistic talent you have at ZOS that gives me great hope for the future. You are capable of gaming greatness with ESO and I can’t wait to see Tamriel continue to grow, challenge, and amaze us.
On behalf of myself and the Tamriel Foundry community, congratulations and thanks for all that you do!