Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood trailer released and Console Enhanced next-gen edition announced
Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood trailer released and Console Enhanced next-gen edition announced.
Amongst the announcements delivered throughout yesterday’s Elder Scrolls Online “Blackwood” preview stream was ZeniMax’s announcement of releasing an “enhanced” version for the newest-gen consoles. The Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced will release for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, available for all game owners on Xbox One and PS4.
The studio states that the brand new edition “represents a major leap forward for the game’s performance and visuals” on the consoles, with 60 FPS in performance mode or 4K 30FPS in fidelity mode. ZeniMax also promises a better draw distance and faster loading times, with it nearly cut in half on average. Letting console players still be submerged in ESO’s beautiful world with less of the player’s time spent waiting. It also comes with a tweak for reflections, shadows, depth of field, ambient occlusion with screen space global illumination, antialiasing, and textures.
Overall, the MMO’s fans will probably be even more engrossed in the sneak peek of the Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood chapter themselves, which gave us a look at the companion system and the areas of Oblivion that’ll be included.
“Additionally, players can look forward to our all-new Companions System, designed so whether you play single-player or with friends online, you’ll never have to adventure alone again. Unlocked via the Blackwood main storyline, players can choose between two new companions to start with, whose playstyle you’ll define through selecting their gear and leveling up their skills. Each companion has its own personality, likes and dislikes, and unique questlines. Oh, and be careful with your actions as the deeds you perform will influence rapport with your companion.
“Looking to explore some new yet very, very familiar lands? Journey back to iconic locations from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, complete with Leyawiin serving as the Blackwood region’s central hub. Beyond its towering walls lies three distinct biomes, filled with the sinister minions of Mehrunes Dagon, the new Rockgrove 12-player Trial, world bosses, public dungeons, Oblivion Portal World Events, and rewards.”