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‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ update, compatibility: MMORPG will soon be played on mobile as it launches on Google Stadia
Gone are the days when people thought “The Elder Scrolls Online” would never arrive in mobile gaming. Thanks to its upcoming launch on Google Stadia, Bethesda’s popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) will soon be playable on smartphones and tablets.
‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ joins the mobile gaming industry through Google Stadia
“The Elder Scrolls Online” originally launched in 2014 on PC and Mac, and was only ported to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles after more than a year. But there were no concrete plans on making the title available on mobile until it was listed as an upcoming game for Stadia.
In early April, Google made Stadia more widely available by launching its free version for anyone signing up using a Gmail account. But if fans will want to access “The Elder Scrolls Online” this way, they will have to purchase the game.
Note, however, that not all Android smartphones will support “The Elder Scrolls Online” or Stadia, in general. Aside from all Pixel smartphones, some of the latest and premium devices from Samsung, OnePlus, Asus ROG, and Razer are compatible with Stadia. Unfortunately, the gaming service is available in very limited territories in North America and Europe
People will be able to play Stadia games through PC (desktop and laptop) and TV using a Chromecast Ultra and the Stadia Controller. Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection is also required to make Stadia work, and Google claims the service will work on at least 10MBps internet speed for 720p gaming. “The Elder Scrolls Online” will enter the Stadia library on Tuesday, June 16.
‘The Elder Scrolls Online’: What’s included when the MMORPG arrives on Stadia
“The Elder Scrolls Online” will also be added on the Netflix-like service Stadia Pro. Unlike the base version of the service, Stadia Pro requires a monthly subscription fee of $9.99, but all games included in its library can be accessed for free.
On the bright side, Bethesda and Google are adding “The Elder Scrolls Online Standard Edition” for Stadia Pro. This version includes the base game and the “Morrowind” chapter with 23 zones and four classes. In both the free and Pro versions of Stadia, old players of the MMORPG will enjoy PC crossplay features and will be able to carry over their current progress to their Stadia device as long as they use the same ESO account.