Now that we know The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to Xbox One and PS4 this June 2015, many are still skeptical as to how the controls will be like.
In Zenimax Online’s The Road Ahead article, Matt Frior released a screenshot laying out the control scheme of the Xbox One version. Judging from what was shown in the picture, the controls don’t seem to be that hard to learn.
We also announced that ESO’s console release date for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is June 9th, 2015. Since the announcement, we’ve frequently gotten a series of questions along the lines of “what took so long?”
It’s actually pretty simple: we wanted to make sure the console version didn’t feel like a port, but like a game designed specifically for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. There’s a lot of variance between these platforms and the PC or Mac, and the game needs to reflect that. When you play ESO on either console, it should feel like the game was made for that platform.
Also, as we worked on parallel teams to develop the console version, we had the initiative to improve the console experience by taking advantage of voice chat and adapting the game for play on a controller. This led to the development of a completely new user interface, as well as many features that take advantage of the built-in services that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 offer.
The Elder Scrolls Online will be coming to consoles this June 9th, 2015. As previously mentioned, the game is now buy-to-play with an option to subscribe.