"We continue to work on the console versions of ESO, and game development has been progressing steadily," reads a company statement sent to Joystiq, "but we are still working to solve a series of unique problems specific to those platforms. Integrating our systems with each console manufacturer's networks -- which are both different from the PC/Mac system as well as different from each other-has been a challenging process. It has become clear that our planned June release of the console versions isn't going to be possible. Though we have made great progress, we have concluded that we'll need about six months to ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve."
As a means of making it up to fans, Bethesda announced a special offer that allows PC and Mac owners to claim a digital version of the game on Xbox One or PS4 for $20. The offer only applies to players who purchase the PC or Mac version of the MMO by the end of June, and adventurers can transfer their characters over to either of the console versions when they're released. The $20 purchase also comes with 30 days of added game time.