The Elder Scrolls Online launches for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on June 8

Bethesda has announced that The Elder Scrolls Online will launch for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on June 8. This is the same date for the console release of the recently announced Blackwood expansion, meaning console players can update their game to the next-generation version as soon as they begin the new expansion content.

This version of the game is specifically titled 'Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced' and will be a free upgrade to anyone who already owns the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

These new versions of the game will offer a Performance Mode on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, where the game will run at 60FPS. Optionally, a 4K resolution can be set using Fidelity Mode. These new versions will also have better draw distance, faster loading times, improved shadows, textures, reflections, and more.

A preview trailer and details about the next-generation versions can be found below, via Bethesda.

ESO: Console Enhanced represents a major leap forward for the game’s performance and visuals on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. To get a full look at all the new features coming to Console Enhanced, check out the ESO website. For now, here’s a brief look at upgrades players can expect this June:

  • Next-Gen Performance: Previously, ESO ran at 30FPS on console, but with the next-generation power of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, the game will run at a crisp 60FPS while in “Performance Mode.” If you’re looking for a visual feast, enjoy native 4K at 30FPS in ESO’s “Fidelity Mode.” 
  • Increased Draw Distance: For players who love to admire ESO’s vast beauty, the game’s draw distance has nearly been doubled, allowing a deeper view of the ever-growing world of Tamriel. 
  • Improved Loading Times: Moving up to next-generation power means loading times on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 have been nearly cut in half on average, enabling console players to remain immersed in ESO’s stunning world with less waiting. 
  • And MUCH moreESO: Console Enhanced brings about a number of other changes like improved reflections, shadows, depth of field, ambient occlusion with screen space global illumination, along with updated antialiasing and unlocked textures. For full details, be sure to visit us online.