Now that we are well under way on our server hardware upgrade project, it’s time for an update. Most of you reading this know that we successfully replaced the PC North American megaserver’s hardware back in May, and we have been hard at work planning, ordering, and preparing for the PC European server upgrade.
The last time we gave you an update, I mentioned that timelines to order, prepare, and configure this amount of hardware would take many months, and unfortunately those timelines have only gotten longer. Even though we ordered the hardware for PC EU long ago, we still are waiting for some critical parts, some of which are foundational to the whole service.
To be completely transparent, it will take about ten more weeks before all the pieces are delivered. Then the process of building and testing begins, which takes weeks longer. Based on what we know today, we anticipate everything being updated, tested, and running the live version of the game around March 2023. We expect the hardware upgrade for the console servers to be sometime soon after that.
I know this probably isn’t the news you all wanted to hear – we are in the same boat. We all want this process to be faster than it is possible to be. We will continue to do this absolutely as quickly as we can, as soon as we can.
We’ll check in towards the end of the year with an update and a firmer date. Until then, thanks for the patience.Matt Firor – ElderScrollsOnline.com