Zenimax Online and Bethesda have introduced The Elder Scolls Online: Console Enhanced, a brand new model of the sport that may run natively on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. This next-gen model shall be free for all existing Elder Scrolls Online players and shall be launched in June.
While the sport might be performed on these consoles by backwards compatibility, the native model will introduce plenty of options that solely the newest consoles can carry out, together with improved graphics. A brand new Performance Mode will enable the sport to run at 60FPS as an alternative of the earlier 30FPS cap, whereas draw distance is now doubled and textures shall be in excessive decision to look higher on bigger screens. Updated antialiasing will take away the jagged outlines of foliage, grass, and constructions however will sharpen them when up shut. Planar reflections have been added and shall be particularly noticeable in areas like Summerset which have our bodies of water. Screen Space Global Illumination has been used to make the oblique lighting extra life like and pure, whereas shadow decision has been doubled. Finally, round depth of area shall be enabled by default for higher background views.
Away from graphics, the consoles’ SSD will lower loading instances by virtually half “on average”. More data on this model of the sport, together with its Performance and Fidelity modes shall be revealed earlier than it’s launched on June 8. Console Enhanced will arrive the identical day because the Blackwood enlargement, the second chapter within the year-long Gates of Oblivion journey. Players can enter the brand new Blackwood zone and tackle a brand new 30-hour storyline that ties into the story of the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon. There can even be loads of new options like a Companions system, the Rockgrove Trial for up to 12 gamers, a world occasion often known as Oblivion Portals, delves, public dungeons, world bosses, and stand-alone quests.
Those wanting to put together for the arrival of the brand new chapter can check out the Blackwood Prologue that’s accessible proper now. The questline might be picked up from the Quest Starter part of the Crown Store. Players will be part of forces with the Dremora Lyranth and Wood Elf Eveli Sharp-Arrow to examine a Daedric cult with sinister intentions. Those who don’t personal Elder Scrolls Online could make use of the sport’s free play occasion that’s additionally operating proper now and can finish at 10AM EDT on April 13. Free play will enable entry to the bottom sport, Vvardenfell, and the Blackwood Prologue.