Doom Eternal and Elder Scrolls Online will get free PS5 & Xbox Series X upgrades

Bethesda have announced that Doom Eternal and Elder Scrolls Online will both be receiving an enhanced release for the next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles, and will offer free upgrades from current gen consoles. So if you own either game on PlayStation 4, you’ll upgrade for free to PlayStation 5, and from Xbox One to Xbox Series X.

The timing of these upgrades is not set in stone, but will come after the new consoles launch. Bethesda are working to ensure they work correctly via backward compatibility, and will announce the expected release windows and list of enhancements in the coming weeks and months.

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Beyond these two games, Bethesda don’t currently have anything to say, but if they decide to enhance a game for next-gen, they are “committed to offer free upgrades for current generation console owners of existing Bethesda titles we bring forward into the next generation of consoles.”

This quite heavily implies that if when Todd Howard decides to crank out Skyrim onto yet another set of platforms, it’ll be a free upgrade.

Doom Eternal is one of the early frontrunners for Game of the Year in 2020, with Miguel saying in our review:

Doom Eternal doesn’t just set the bar, it breaks it. Many of the best games of the FPS genre do what has already been done, and can do it really, really well, but Doom Eternal does what no other game has done before, crafting a fast-paced power fantasy that sets your brain cells on fire. It’s an addictive exploration of the mythic Doomslayer character that delivers hours of blood-drenched fun, dozens of memorable collectibles, and a fan-pleasing story book-ended with gorgeous worlds and unforgettable music. Doom Eternal is a ripping, tearing masterpiece.

Meanwhile, The Elder Scrolls Online has been going from strength to strength over the years. The latest expansion was Greymoor, where Dom said, it “deserves its position as one of the premier MMORPG experiences, and Greymoor upholds that, even if it doesn’t quite do justice to Skyrim’s vast legacy.”

Source: Bethesda

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