The Elder Scrolls Online PS4 Quick Chat Feature Detailed, New Video Explores the Expansive World

May 28, 2015Written by Jason Dunning

In the final This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited video, Exploring Tamriel, Bethesda highlights the game’s expansive world. “From hunting the forces of Molag Bal, to gathering natural resources for crafting, to plumbing ancient ruins for treasure, your next big adventure awaits in Tamriel,” the description reads.

ZeniMax Online Studios Community Manager Jessica Folsom then went on the PlayStation Blog to talk about The Elder Scrolls Online’s PlayStation 4 features, which include integrated voice chat, a completely redesigned UI, full PSN connectivity, and controller support.

As well, a Quick Chat system will be included with The Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 and Xbox One. This allows you to select from a collection of pre-made phrases, set them to your shortcuts, then hold down right on the d-pad and use the right thumbstick to choose one.

Out of the 22 currently available Quick Chat phrases, eight can be on your shortcut bar at a time. All 22 of the phrases are localized into English, French, and German, with ZeniMax planning on adding more options over time, based on requests from the community.


Folsom also discussed playing solo:

Some content does require a group (group dungeons and Trials) but none of it is required to play to max level and enjoy the full story. Many of our current players choose to play solo and enjoy the experience. There will always be other players around, of course, but choosing to explore and quest by yourself is a play-style we’ve designed the game to support.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited releases on June 9 for PS4. As Folsom revealed, you’ll “be able to log in at midnight, local time. This means that every hour, players from a new time zone will gain the access to play ESOTU on console, beginning with UTC+14.” Pre-loading is expected to begin next week, with full details coming soon.

Before you’re able to play though, you’ll need to download at least a 15GB day one update, as the game is too big to fit on a Blu-ray disc.

[Source: NA PS Blog, EU PS Blog]