Introducing ESO Outpost!

We're thrilled to announce the official launch of ESOutpost.com! This heavily-requested service allows players to trade gold and items using a web-based interface and companion add-on. ESO Outpost plans to fill the void of no official Elder Scrolls Online public auction house with a fully featured, user-friendly experience.

The Elder Scrolls Online Delayed on Consoles

Elder Scrolls Online was scheduled for launch on consoles in June 2014. One month before the mark, Zenimax announced a six month delay and a compensation system for console players annoyed by this change.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Reddit AMA Recap

The Zenimax team gave a Reddit AMA on May 1st on Elder Scrolls Online. The Reddit user “dulfy” did an amazing job summing it up and you can see his full transcript on Reddit. You’ll find a summary below of the main points breached in the AMA.

Elder Scrolls Online: The Road Ahead

As Zenimax Online's MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online, is reaching its first month anniversary, the team shared what they designed for the future of the game

First and foremost, they spent time to reduce gold farming and botting, the plague of every MMO, and fix the numerous bugs that are still around. The second bit of news is that the first major update has now been in testing for the past week on the PTS server and will launch soon.

Your Next: GLHF

A game called The Elder Scrolls Online launched recently—you may have heard of it. While you may not have heard me make mention of it, I have been pretty critical of the game for some time. There are some things about it that, in my opinion, are simply broken, but you could say that about many games, MMOs in particular. So this week after much goading by friends I decided to give the game a fair shake—many people are enjoying it, after all.

So off on an Elder Scrolls adventure I went, willing to put a whole week of my gaming time on it in the name of research, hoping to be proven wrong. I tried to look past the things I disliked and to enjoy the experience for what it was, and play the game in the way it was intended.

While there are some things that I was too critical of, and other areas that I think are quite good, on the whole I had a terrible time.

When I said before I was willing to put a whole week of gaming time into it, I should have said I failed to put more than a couple of days into it. I am purposefully being as vague as possible about what it is I like and don't like about the game; this isn't a review and the specifics are unimportant.

What it boils down to is that I wasn't having any fun playing the game. I was having fun chatting and joking around on Skype, but the game itself did nothing for me. I'll make it clear at this point—it’s fine if you like the game, I'm not saying you shouldn't, I'm just making the point that it's not for me.

When push comes to shove, I think the phrase 'it isn't fun' is the most damning thing you can say about a game. While you could write thousands of words explaining in detail why you believed it (just be glad I didn't) the phrase cuts so violently to the core of the issue. It isn't fun.

Of course, fun isn't the only thing games can try to be – the developer CCP maintains that fun is only a very small part of a user's experience, so there's little benefit in trying to design for it. But then, they would say that, they make the utterly brilliant but not obviously 'fun' EVE Online.

The Elder Scrolls Online Fully Launches

The Elder Scrolls Online has officially launched for PC and Mac! Enjoy adventuring across Tamriel, engaging in some Cyrodiil PvP and more in an MMO setting. You can purchase a copy over on the official site, check out the launch trailer below and check out Esohead and ESOUI for all of your TESO needs.

Our epic TESO launch contest also ends tonight, so get your entry in while you still can!

The Elder Scrolls Online Prize Pack Sweepstakes

UPDATE: The contest is now closed. The winner has been chosen. Congrats to Petard!

The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to PC and Mac on April 4th! Celebrate with a chance to win an awesome ESO prize pack!

The Prize Pack (valued approximately at $350USD) contains:

The Elder Scrolls Online in Numbers!

Bethseda has released a fun infograph showing various statistics leading up to tomorrow's launch of The Elder Scrolls Online. Click on the image below to see the full-sized story!

TESO: Reddit AMA, FAQ & Adventure Zones!

A week before the first early access to Elder Scrolls Online, Matt Firor (game director), Nick Konkle (lead gameplay designer), Paul Sage (creative director) and Brian Wheeler (lead PvP designer) gave an extensive Ask Me Anything on Reddit. Zenimax later posted a recap on the official website as well as an extensive launch FAQ and information on the road ahead.

Finally, news about the long awaited Adventure Zones were disclosed!

Below you’ll find a recap of all those news, breaching Adventure Zones, PvP, PvE, social and guild information, skills, launch information and more!

Elder Scrolls Online Beta Weekend Giveaway!

The beta weekend is over!

Note: If you've participated in prior TESO betas you do not need a new code for this weekend!

Zenimax and ZAM have teamed up to give away some codes for the upcoming beta weekend in The Elder Scrolls Online! All you need to do is login to your free ZAM account to claim one—but don't wait, these codes will go fast!