The ESO hardware is pretty old, so it's high-time for an overhaul.
The ESO Hardware is Getting a Makeover - Here's What to Expect
The Elder Scrolls Online may be getting on a bit, but there's still plenty of life in it yet. Even if their expansions are exhausting every setting within Tamriel, a recent development shared by ESO Studio Director Matt Firor assures us that the ESO hardware will soon be more than capable of churning out content for years to come.
The ESO hardware has been in need of a spruce-up for a while following a smattering of service failures in recent years. And thankfully, after promising a datacenter hardware refresh over a year ago, it looks as though the devs are about to deliver. And we suppose we can forgive them for the delay, what with the global p*ndemic and all.
- The current ESO hardware is from 2012 and needs replacing as components start to fail even more. This means swapping out all the hardware in two datacenters.
- Players won't see any significant in-game changes like better graphics or performance, however the shiny new hardware will provide a much more reliable service.
- The delay was thanks to the pandemic and difficulty in acquiring the hardware thanks to shortages.
The team already tested the new hardware before publishing this info via the PTS - and the good news is that it's all running smoothly. The bad news - at least for console and PC EU players - is that there's no concrete time for when ZeniMax Online Studios will be able to update the PC EU and console datacters thanks, once again, to struggles in sourcing hardware. The PC North American datacenter, however, will be undergoing its transition tomorrow, 3rd May.
While there's no flashy graphics overhaul or brand new content, the peace of mind that comes with some fresh hardware is still cause for celebration. We just hope that the hardware will grace the EU and console players soon, so everyone can get a piece of the action.