The Elder Scrolls Online will launch in Japan on June 23rd, 2016

    
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The Elder Scrolls Online will launch in Japan on June 23rd, 2016

We so often find ourselves covering games that have not yet been brought over to North America, but it’s easy to forget in the bustle that there are plenty of games release in North America that haven’t yet seen a release on foreign shores. The Elder Scrolls Online has been out for some time here, but Japanese players are forced to simulate the experience by getting fairly recent scrolls together and pretending they’re old. But they won’t have to on June 23rd of next year, when the game officially launches.

You can check out a Japanese TV spot for the game just below if you’re curious about how the title is being sold in international markets. As with the US version, players can simply buy the game to play it, with an optional subscription fee offering a variety of bonuses.

Source: MMO Culture

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theKP
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Siphaed “They fired roughly 300 employees from their customer support center and closed up shop there.”
True, but that 300 figure includes all of the “layoffs”, including the one that happened over a year ago. Source: https://np.reddit.com/r/elderscrollsonline/comments/3xcb5n/zenimax_studios_has_laid_off_300_employees/cy3hzau.
 TL;DR: The most recent “layoffs” affected some 50 – 60 people, and is the result of their contracts being allowed to expire without being renewed. This was announced back in August (hence the copypasta from Beth’s PR), and the last of these people left at the beginning of this month.

But hey, this is nearly not as dramatic or click(-read-Internet-)worthy as “OMG THEY FIRED 300 FOLKS ON CHRISTMAS EVE! WHAT MONSTERS!”

JesLyck
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JesLyck

Wild_Phil SoMuchMass  I’m pretty sure he would be beaten in my region. No, It too creepy old man who dresses up as a school girl. No, he can do at home or in a swinging Club. Exception if it is a joke of course

DPandaren
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Bannex19 They really don’t need too. Skyrim already has a hugely dedicated ES fan base in Japan. Even one of the bigger modder websites is a Japanese one.

Tandor Shadewalker
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Tandor Shadewalker

“We so often find ourselves covering games that have not yet been brought over to North America, but it’s easy to forget in the bustle that there are plenty of games release in North America that haven’t yet seen a release on foreign shores. ”

Strewth, for the second time in as many minutes I have to point out that MOP’s readership extends beyond the US, as does the existing coverage of ESO. Please, do not focus your comments just on the US, it is a surefire way of turning off those of your readers  – and backers – who live elsewhere.

Bannex19
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Bannex19

I was talking about learning I guess. Easy with the aggression lad

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confectionally

Wow, I didn’t know DMM did AAA MMO titles like this.  I haven’t researched the matter but this might be their first foray into such a market, not sure?  They’ve had a lot of success with Kantai Collection and Touken Ranbu, which are billed as “online” games but have very limited features in that vein (for Touken Ranbu it’s pretty much only PvP versus a set number of totally random enemy parties each day).  Interesting direction for them.  They’ve seemed to keep picking up steam in recent years taking on a wider scope of projects so I guess they must be raking in the cash right now.

Bannex19
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Bannex19

Well that’s like the rightest right!

ThunderJackson
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ThunderJackson

Ceder Wild_Phil SoMuchMass My profile pic!

Avarius
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Avarius

Bannex19 If you are fluent in Japanese, then “lol yes”.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

vicariousfan Japan makes sense given Skyrims popularity over there. It reviewed super well and had pretty damn strong sales. I mean, it will probably sell a whopping 5 copies on Xbox One (so, one to each Xbox One owner in Japan!) but I can see it doing pretty well over there.