The latest Developer Direct shed light on many of Xbox's upcoming projects, but in case you missed it, there was also a stream at the very end sharing the latest news about Elder Scrolls Online.

The highlight was the reveal of Gold Road - a brand-new expansion featuring a new zone, storyline, scribing system, and much more. This is available to pre-purchase now across all platforms including Xbox Series X|S and will launch on June 18, 2024 (there's also an upgrade version and Deluxe Edition). You'll receive a free mount, pet, and some other goodies, too.

"This new Chapter takes you to West Weald, a region situated on the borders of Cyrodiil, the Gold Coast, and Valenwood. Those Elder Scrolls fans who played 2006’s The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion might be familiar with this part of Tamriel, including its capital city of Skingrad."

In Spring 2024, there'll also be a prologue quest for this new expansion, which will set up the events of the upcoming chapter and will be available to anyone who owns a copy of ESO.

Along with this was the reveal of the Scions of Ithelia dungeon DLC, which will be arriving on March 26, 2024 on Xbox. It introduces two new 4-player dungeons, Oathsworn Pit and Bedlam Veil and continues the story from last year's Necrom Chapter. This content will come with multiple difficulties and also feature achievements and rewards.

"These dungeons allow you to explore a training ground for the followers of Malacath and a secret vault within the Oblivion demi-realm of Maelstrom. Both dungeons help set the stage for the upcoming Chapter in their own way, but their storylines can be enjoyed individually, too."

ESO will be sharing a "first look" livestream at this particular content next week on January 26, 2024 and there'll also be a public test server of Update 41 and Scions of Ithelia, starting January 29, 2024.

Last but not least is a 2024 content roadmap which outlines everything coming to the game this year. It also happens to mark 10 years of The Elder Scrolls Online. This will be a "15-month celebration" that includes an in-person celebration event between April 5 - April 6, 2024, in-game rewards and "more".

The Elder Scrolls Online Roadmap

For a limited time, The Elder Scrolls Online is also allowing players to experience previous chapters for free. This includes over 20 DLC packs but does not feature Necrom or the Gold Road. In addition to this are a bunch of Q1 2024 events taking place in-game right now. There's a 'Guilds and Glory' celebration, Whitestrake's Mayhem in February, and Jester's Festival in March.

You can get the full rundown on everything on its way to Elder Scrolls Online this year in the full recap video below:

Right, got all that? What do you think of the new expansion on the way to ESO? How about all the other content coming to the game this year? Leave a comment below.