Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:39pm 01/04/21 | 0 Comments
With The Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced being the next-gen version of online Scrolls coming to Xbox Series X and S and PlayStation 5 on June 8. Where it will arrive as a free update for those that own the game. The update aims to take advantage of all of that extra hardware grunt to improve lighting, textures, and offer up a performance mode for those looking for a smooth 60fps experience.
Here's a trailer showcasing some of the visual updates -- and yeah, it looks good. Improved reflections, shadow detail, textures, and SSGI (scree-space global illumination).
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.
As per above there's also improvements to loading times in addition to nearly doubling the draw distance -- very cool. And this arrives just in time for the new Blackwood expansion as part of the Gates of Oblivion yearlong narrative which also hits consoles the same day.
For more info on the next-gen ESO update -- head here.