In a letter posted on the official Elder Scrolls Online website, Game Director Matt Firor let the community know that Greymoor, the upcoming chapter for the MMO, will be delayed by at least a week. The letter details that the delay is due in large part to the global situation, with the current pandemic causing delays as a result of the studio shifting to a fully remote operation.
While the letter states that Greymoor will be delayed by at least a week, no actual official date is given for the new release target. It seems the team is keeping this open-ended as Firor mentions that unexpected problems could delay the chapter further.
I hope this message finds all of you in good health. The number one priority for everyone on earth right now is our health and the health of our families. As you probably know, in response to the current pandemic, everyone at ZOS has been working from home since March 16. This is the first time we've ever tried remote work as a studio, and so far things are going well. It looks like we’ll be able to ship Update 26 (with the Greymoor Chapter) about a week after we initially planned it.
For those who wanted an early look, the PTS is still on track, according to Firor, to be updated by April 20th with Update 26 and Greymoor. Additionally, the French localization of The Elder Scrolls Online will be a bit incomplete when it finally launches Greymoor due to the work shutdown in France. While Greymoor will have French text and subtitles, it will not have French voice overs at launch. Firor mentions that once France finally opens up again, it could take between 2-3 months to record the V/O and then implement it fully into the game.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor takes adventurers to Western Skyrim, exploring old haunts such as Solitudue, Morthal and, more fully, Blackreach as you combat a looming vampiric threat on Tamriel. You can read the full letter to the community on the ESO website.