One of the biggest titles of Bethesda, recently passed under the control of Microsoft, The Elder Scrolls Online was slow to arrive on the new gen home consoles. It’s done, the developer has just announced the launch of the version optimized for the PS5 and the Xbox Series X and S. More than a simple upgrade, this optimization promises big improvements in terms of graphics.
A lot of work in terms of graphics
Like Rockstar Games which promises an almost complete overhaul of GTA V for new gen consoles, Bethesda Softwork has done a lot of work to optimize The Elder Scrolls Online. In an official statement, the developer announced the list of visual improvements that players will be able to enjoy while playing video games on PlayStation, but also on Xbox Series X and S. The list is rather long for an optimization of a game already very well done.
First asset, an increase in framerate already eagerly awaited. The Elder Scrolls Online will run at 60 FPS on next-gen video game consoles. To do this, it will be necessary to activate the “Performance” mode. Bethesda also promises an increase in viewing distance. Doubled, this will significantly improve the visibility of the particularly vast map. Better yet, developers are exploiting the capabilities of new gen video game consoles to display textures in high definition. Tamriel and the entire Elder Scrolls Online universe will therefore be displayed with much better clarity on the big screens that gamers cherish so much.
That’s not all, Bethesda Softwork has also worked on ambient blackout and shadows in general. Thus, indirect lighting is displayed with much more precision. The resolution of the shadows has doubled. This is now similar to the Ultra mode already available on PC. Exceptional efforts have also been made to develop reflections on flat surfaces. This makes the graphics much more realistic, especially when there is water in the background. In addition, an optimization of the anti-aliasing made it possible to bring more precision and realism to the various components of the decoration.
In addition to the graphics, the developers at Bethesda have also taken the time to study the loading time of the game. It will now be shorter according to the studio. He even claims that this loading time will be half as long as compared to those recorded on old gen consoles (PS4 and Xbox One). Still, gamers on these older generation consoles will be able to take advantage of a free upgrade that includes all of these improvements.
A release scheduled for June
While full details regarding The Elder Scrolls Online PS5 and Xbox Series have been revealed, the video game’s release won’t come very quickly. We will have to wait until the summer, June 8, to play this version optimized for the new home consoles. A week before, on June 1, 2021, Bethesda will also launch Blackwood, an expansion to the game that will be available only on PC.