This week, in an interview with director Matt Firor, he told GamesIndustry that there might be a chance to have The Elder Scrolls Online come to a next-gen console.
“There are a lot of rumors swirling around the next-gen coming back together with PCs,” he said. “It seems like things are going back to a more standard platform. That being said, we haven’t thought about it heavily right now. The worst thing you can do is worry about new platforms while in development.”
Matt went on later to talk about how consoles and PC’s are getting closer to being the same thing, but overall PC’s are still more powerful and the technology in them is better.
“The 360, when announced was a pretty ridiculously cool device, but it is not so good anymore compared to PCs and even when it was announced PCs were still better than it. The technology was a little limiting for the size and scope of the world you could have. It mostly comes down to PCs being wide open. Online game development is all about doing whatever you want, pushing limitations, and it’s just easier to do on an open platform. Someday, it may all change.”
The Elder Scrolls Online is set to release in 2013.