Elder Scrolls Online probably won’t have text chat functionality when it launches on consoles. We say “probably” because ZeniMax has sent mixed signals on this particular issue, as chronicled in a news blurb at Eurogamer.
The latest update comes from game director Matt Firor, who told the website that proximity voice chat is the name of the game at the moment. “As with a lot of console multiplayer games, player-to-player communication in ESOTU is based around voice chat. That being said, we are looking into implementing a quick chat system, and when we have more news to share, we’ll let you know,” he said.[Source: Eurogamer]