Skyrim on Nintendo Switch — October 21, 2015
The upcoming Special Edition of Skyrim was featured in the first reveal video
of the new Nintendo Switch
home/portable console. However, Bethesda has since clarified
that they have not made any official announcements regarding which of their titles will be available on Switch, instead referring only to a "partnership with Nintendo" in support of the new console. That said, their collaboration on the video would seem to imply that a Skyrim release is likely.
Witches Festival Now Live — October 15, 2016
The 2016 Witches Festival event
is now live in ESO
. From October 13 to November 1, this limited time event offers double XP and lots of exclusive loot. For more information see the walkthrough
. Various Halloween-related items will also be available from the Crown Store
over this period, including the game's first cash shop-exclusive equipment style
, the Grim Harlequin motif.
Sony Allows Mods, One Tamriel PC Release — October 6, 2016
In a recent update from Bethesda Softworks, it's been announced that Sony will allow mods for Skyrim, and the Special Edition will launch with mod support for the console. Skyrim will also support native 4k resolution on the PlayStation 4 Pro.
In other news, ESO's Update 12 was released on PC and Mac yesterday. This update introduces One Tamriel
, removing almost all level and alliance restrictions from the game world. The update also includes dueling
ultimates, huge itemization changes, and an overhauled solo-friendly Craglorn
. The update will release on Xbox One and PS4 on October 18.
PS4 Mod Support Blocked by Sony — September 9, 2016
In a recent update
from Bethesda, it has been reported that Sony is currently blocking the distribution of mods on its console. Bethesda has stated that the PS4 version
of the Skyrim
Special Edition will be without mod support until Sony allows this feature.
ESO Update 12 News — August 23, 2016
Details on ESO
's twelfth major update were revealed over the weekend at Gamescom
in Cologne. In addition to One Tamriel
, ZOS have revealed their plans to overhaul Craglorn
and the alliance zones, add more daily guild quests, separate old Group Dungeons
by story and release the remaining 17 Monster Masks
, and introduce PvP dueling and Crown Store
loot boxes. Two holiday events
, Witches Festival and New Life Festival, were also announced, as was a discounted Crown Store bundle for the first four DLC
to coincide with the release of the Gold Edition
. It appears that Update 12 will not introduce a new DLC for the coming quarter.
Legends Starts Open Beta— August 4, 2016
Alongside the ongoing sales for ZeniMax titles for QuakeCon, The Elder Scrolls: Legends
has just lifted the invitation requirement to join in the beta, allowing anyone to join. The beta can be downloaded here
. Additionally, an accompanying announcement and description of some of the game mechanics, written by Pete Hines
, can be found here
QuakeCon 2016 Sales Start— August 4, 2016
To kick off QuakeCon 2016, sales on ZeniMax Media
have been launched for the convention, including discounts on The Elder Scrolls
franchise. An official listing of related sales can be found here
. The sales are scheduled to run until August 8th – the day after QuakeCon ends.
Legends NDA Lifted — July 27, 2016
The NDA placed on the closed beta for Elder Scrolls Legends
has been lifted. Experiences from the current beta version of the game may now be freely shared.
Shadows of the Hist Release Date — June 28, 2016
Details on the pricing and release date of ESO
's Shadows of the Hist
DLC have been revealed today. The dungeon pack will cost 1,500
for non-subscribers and will launch on August 1 for PC/Mac and August 16 for Xbox One and PS4. The DLC will be part of Update 11, which was released on the PTS
yesterday for testing.
BE3 2016 Showcase — June 13, 2016
Several Elder Scrolls announcements were made at this year's Bethesda E3 Showcase. The Elder Scrolls: Legends was announced for Mac, iPhone, Android phones and Android tablets, in addition to the original PC and iPad release. Rumors of a Skyrim remaster were confirmed when a Special Edition was announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Due for release on October 28, the Special Edition includes graphical updates and Bethesda.net mod support for consoles. The Special Edition will be free for PC players who own all DLC. A June 23 Japanese launch of The Elder Scrolls Online was also announced, as well as a "One Tamriel" update coming in Q3 2016. This update will remove all Alliance restrictions outside of PvP, and will scale players to the level of the content in all zones. No future DLC was announced for ESO.
In a Game Slice interview with Todd Howard, it was mentioned that Elder Scrolls VI was in the works, but that current technology is not up-to-par for development's expectations. Pete Hines later clarified that it would be "many years" until we see TES VI, as Bethesda Game Studios is currently working on two other projects.
More about the Skyrim remaster can be seen here, The Elder Scrolls: Legend opening cinematic can be seen here, and information on One Tamriel can be found here.
: Speaking to IGN
, ESO game director Matt Firor
confirmed that an Argonian Dungeon Pack DLC and a character customising "barber shop" will be released in August, while player housing has been set for a Q1 2017 release. The dungeon pack may include the datamined Ruins of Mazzatun
group dungeon, but no details have been released.
Skyrim Remaster Rumors — June 9, 2016
After several days of rumors from industry insiders, it now seems likely that Bethesda will be announcing a next-gen console remaster of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
. UK retailer Base.com has listed a Definitive Edition
for the PS4 and Xbox One, due for a November 23 regional release. Bethesda has previously confirmed that an internal Xbox One port was created during development of Fallout 4
. The remaster will supposedly be revealed on June 12 at BE3
Dark Brotherhood Released — May 31, 2016
Legends Revealed — April 21, 2016
Bethesda Softworks has broken the silence around The Elder Scrolls: Legends
with the launch of their product website
, including descriptions of the game and its features, as well as an option to sign up for the beta.
ESO Second Anniversary Event — March 30, 2016
Oblivion Turns Ten — March 20, 2016
Thieves Guild Announced — January 28, 2016