ESO Heads into the Next Generation
As you may know, we are partial to a bit of ESO questing here at Player 2. It is a great example of a game that has grown considerably since launch and has morphed and changed through Bethesda listening to fans and never resting on its laurels. That evolution continues with the upcoming next-gen patch that will add a whole host of improvements to the console versions of the game including:
- Next-Gen Performance: Previously, ESO ran at 30FPS on console, but with the next-generation power of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, the game will run at a crisp 60FPS while in “Performance Mode.” If you’re looking for a visual feast, enjoy native 4K at 30FPS in ESO’s “Fidelity Mode.”
- Increased Draw Distance: For players who love to admire ESO’s vast beauty, the game’s draw distance has nearly been doubled, allowing a deeper view of the ever-growing world of Tamriel.
- Improved Loading Times: Moving up to next-generation power means loading times on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 have been nearly cut in half on average, enabling console players to remain immersed in ESO’s stunning world with less waiting.
- And MUCH more: ESO: Console Enhanced brings about a number of other changes like improved reflections, shadows, depth of field, ambient occlusion with screen space global illumination, along with updated antialiasing and unlocked textures.
So that is a fairly decent chunk of improvements and enhancements coming soon. The Enhanced version will be hitting consoles on the 8th of June and will be a free upgrade for Xbox and PS4 owners. Of course, if you don’t own it and want to check it out, ESO is apart of Gamepass so you really have nothing to lose if you are a subscriber.
Stay tuned for more on ESO, including info about their latest expansion and event schedule, soon on Player 2.