One of Bethesda’s biggest titles, recently passed under Microsoft’s control, The Elder Scrolls Online was slow to reach next-gen home consoles. It is done, the developer has just announced the launch of the version optimized for PS5 and Xbox Series X and S. More than a simple update, this optimization promises great improvements in terms of graphics.
Much work in terms of graphics
Like Rockstar Games, which promises a near-complete overhaul of GTA V for next-gen consoles, Bethesda Softwork has worked hard to optimize The Elder Scrolls Online. Dans an official communiqué, give annoncé the list of améliorations visuelles auxquels les joueurs pourront profiter en jouant au jeu video sur PlayStation, mais also sur Xbox Series X et S. The list is plutôt long for an optimization of a jeu déjà très well done.
First asset, an eagerly awaited increase in frame rate. The Elder Scrolls Online will run at 60 FPS on next-gen video game consoles. To do this, you must activate the “Performance” mode. Bethesda also promises an increase in viewing distance. Duplicated, this will significantly improve the visibility of the particularly extensive map. Better yet, developers are exploiting the capabilities of next-gen video game consoles to display high-definition textures. Therefore, Tamriel and the entire Elder Scrolls Online universe will be displayed much better clearly on the large screens that players love so much.
That’s not all, Bethesda Softwork has also worked on environmental blackouts and shadows in general. Thus, indirect lighting is displayed much more accurately. Shadow resolution has doubled. This is now similar to the Ultra mode that is 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 background water. In addition, an optimization of anti-aliasing allowed to provide more precision and realism to the different components of the decoration.
In addition to the graphics, the Bethesda developers have also taken the time to study the game’s loading time, which will now be shorter according to the study. It even claims that this loading time will be half as long compared to those recorded on older generation consoles (PS4 and Xbox One). Still, players on these older generation consoles will be able to take advantage of a free update that includes all of these improvements.
A release scheduled for June
While all the details about The Elder Scrolls Online PS5 and Xbox Series have been revealed, the launch of the video game will not come very quickly. We will have to wait until the summer, on June 8, to be able to play this version optimized for the new home consoles. A week earlier, on June 1, 2021, Bethesda will also release Blackwood, an expansion for the game that will be available only on PC.