Bethesda has confirmed that Elder Scrolls Online has confirmed that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game will be delayed in order to deliver the experience the fans expect and deserve. The delay will be about six months, but could be little more or a little less depending on how development goes.
As a consolation prize, Bethesda will be allowing PC and Mac players who buy the game to purchase the digital version for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $20 when it is finally released and those taking advantage of this offer will also get another 30 days of free game play.
From what we have been able to understand, the delays have a lot to do with solving problems related to the integration of ESO’s online play with each console platform’s specific online environment. As development progressed it apparently became clear that they were not going to make the original release date as they needed more time to finish the console versions.
Bethesda is start targeting the console versions of ESO to be released yet this year, but it is clear it could slip into early next year depending on how the development proceeds on the console versions.