UPDATE!: Zenimax has now officially announced that ESO will indeed be delayed by 6 months. And they have made a deal with both Sony and Microsoft so console players who have PCs can start playing now. Read the full announcement here.
“We continue to work on the console versions of ESO, and game development has been progressing steadily, but we are still working to solve a series of unique problems specific to those platforms. Integrating our systems with each console manufacturer’s networks—which are both different from the PC/Mac system as well as different from each other—has been a challenging process. It has become clear that our planned June release of the console versions isn’t going to be possible. Though we have made great progress, we have concluded that we’ll need about six months to ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve.”
Both Polygon and The Escapist are reporting that The Elder Scrolls Online for consoles is being delayed by six months. This comes from a now deleted line in the official FAQ which thankfully a quick thinking Reddit user got a screenshot of.
There are some doubts about the authenticity of the now deleted text from the FAQ which has lead to some wondering if the website had been hacked. On the official forums there are many who have been questioning Zenimax’s silence on consoles. And today Reddit users are saying that people are getting their posts deleted when they post links to the website’s FAQ and ask questions about it on Facebook. This has lead to some theories that perhaps someone flipped the switch too early on the FAQ and now Zenimax is trying to correct the issue having not learned one of the most important rules of the internet. Once it’s out there, it’s out there for life.
What is really going on? Hopefully we will find out more in the next few hours. As soon as we know anything we will be sure to issue an update.