Posted on July 19, 2012, Ross Lincoln Zenimax Hasn’t Ruled Out Elder Scrolls Online For Consoles
Excited about the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online, but not particularly enthused about having to scramble for a PC that can handle it? You might be in luck; Speaking to Games Industry Zenimax’s (corporate parent of Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda) Matt Firor wouldn’t rule out a version of Elder Scrolls Online for consoles. Sp
“There are a lot of rumors swirling around the next-gen coming back together with PCs,” he said. “It seems like things are going back to a more standard platform. That being said, we haven’t thought about it heavily right now. The worst thing you can do is worry about new platforms while in development.
“We want to do what we’re doing right now and then look around for further opportunities. Certainly we’re open to new opportunities, and we’re going to be looking into new territories beyond North America and Europe.”
Interesting. Of course, this is in the context of tamping down speculation, so you probably shouldn’t ditch your PC upgrade just yet. Firor made the point that it wouldn’t happen in the current generation. “The 360, when announced was a pretty ridiculously cool device, but it is not so good anymore compared to PCs and even when it was announced PCs were still better than it. The technology was a little limiting for the size and scope of the world you could have. It mostly comes down to PCs being wide open. Online game development is all about doing whatever you want, pushing limitations, and it’s just easier to do on an open platform. Someday, it may all change.” Someday. Ok.