The Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced launches June 8 on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Blackwood expansion still on track for June 1

Publisher Bethesda Softworks has announced that the next-gen console edition of The Elder Scrolls Online will launch on June 8, offering an enhanced edition of the fantasy MMO for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S players. This new edition will be offered as a free update within the same console family to anybody who currently owns ESO.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced will remain the same title from a gameplay standpoint, but will be gifted a wide selection of visual and technical updates. These include full 60 FPS gameplay while in “performance mode,” higher resolution textures, improved anti-aliasing, improved shadow and reflective effects, an increased draw distance, more realistic Ambient Occlusion, and improved load times across the board. All of these visual upgrades will allow Tamriel to shine better than ever before, offering console players a smoother and more immersive experience.

Bethesda also took the time to address ESO‘s upcoming expansion, Blackwood, which is currently on course to launch on PC June 1, with consoles to follow on June 8. The latest chapter in the Gates of Oblivion story arc will see players take on the aptly-monikered Prince of Destruction as he attempts to bring chaos and havoc to Tamriel. The new expansion will allow players to travel back to classic Oblivion locales such as Leyawiin and challenge new bosses, trials, and dungeons. A new “Companions” feature will also allow players to explore with A.I. party members watching your back, so you need never venture into danger alone.

For more details on Blackwood and the Console Enhanced edition, check out the official Elder Scrolls Online website.

Chris Moyse
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