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ESO Console Enhanced Launches Today for Xbox Series X|S and PS5

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ESO Console Enhanced Launches Today for Xbox Series X|S and PS5

If you’re one of the lucky folks who own an Xbox Series X|S or PS5, today is the day you’ll be able to play ESO Console Enhanced on your system of choice. And we’ve got a new trailer to boot.

The Console Enhanced edition for ESO was announced a while back. But in case you missed it, you can catch up on our coverage here. Additionally, while it was meant to launch on June 8 alongside the console release of Blackwood, it was delayed out to today.

The Console Enhanced version will bring enhancements to Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. For instance, ESO will run 60fps while in Performance Mode, while Fidelity Mode allows Xbox Series X and PS5 players to enjoy native 4K @ 30fps, while Xbox Series S runs 1440p @ 30fps.

This new edition also brings increased draw distances in addition to improved loading times. In fact, Zenimax boasts load times cut in half. Finally, this edition brings enhanced textures and better antialiasing. You can check out the full post here. But as you can see from the trailer above, the differences are pretty noticeable.

Recently, IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey sat down with Matt Firor to discuss the possibility of an ESO 2, citing hardware changes and whatnot.

Firor replied,

“It's like, when is Netflix 2 going to launch. We're a service. We're a service that people log into every day. As long as they're doing that, there's no reason to do a Version 2. In fact, in many ways Orisinium, which is the DLC we did back in 2015, that really was Version 2. And then Morrowind was Version 3. So every year we're just doing a new chapter update. But those chapters aren't just new content. There's also a lot of tech behind the scenes which keeps it running and makes it relevant."


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.