Elder Scrolls Online's beta on PS4 and Xbox One will be starting later this week. Today ZeniMax Online Studios began sending out the invites to select console gamers.
"This is a limited, closed public beta. You must receive an invite to participate. We are sending invites to some of those who signed up for the ESOTU console beta (not everyone who signed up will get an invite)," ZeniMax said on the Elder Scrolls Online website.
Invites will be sent out via email today at 10AM EDT. ZeniMax recommends that you check your spam folder for the invite just in case. You'll be able to start downloading the beta client early - which is a good idea because the game's massive.
"At the moment, the client will exceed a 50GB Blu-ray disc which means there will also be a large day-one patch that is somewhere in the region of 15GB."
The beta will commence on Thursday at 10AM EDT and end on April 27th at the same time. During the test, you'll be able to play the full version of the MMORPG. This long weekend will be the only chance to try out the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Elder Scrolls Online before they launch in June.
If you want to watch some footage of the console versions online, you'll be able to do so. ZeniMax won't be bringing back the needlessly strict NDA from prior tests on PC and Mac all participants can share videos, screenshots and information about the game. Speaking of screenshots, the studio also shared a few new ones from the PS4 and Xbox One that you can check out below.
The PS4 and Xbox One versions will both have megaservers for North America and Europe. You'll pick your preferred server upon starting the beta. There's no cross-platform play between PS4 and Xbox One players.
"We will be wiping all characters from the ESOTU console beta before the official worldwide launch on June 9th," ZeniMax said. They add that if you're eligible for a character transfer from PC or Mac, your PC/Mac heroes will be available at launch.
Elder Scrolls Online's console editions will have the same subscription-optional business model recently implemented on PC and Mac. However, you'll still need a Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership to play.