The Elder Scrolls Online – 9 Days to E3

By On 2nd June, 2013

If the Elder Scrolls series had anything missing I always felt that it was some sort of multiplayer / co-op mode. Well what bigger way than a MMO version, The Elder Scrolls Online.  Zenimax Studio’s have confirmed that they will be attending E3 2013 and are going to be showing us plenty of Gameplay.

I am a huge fan of the elder scrolls games, I started back in morrowind and have put hundreds of hours into my characters. So when ESO was announced, you can imagine my initial joyous reaction. Although recent previews have sparked concern amongst the community calling the combat clunky and a long way away from the free flowing form of  its predecessors. I will reserve my judgement until I see and have played it first hand however.

A Bit of story

Elder Scroll games are famous for the huge and character driven story arch’s. With countless choices that impact the way you progress forwards in the game. The game takes place in Tamriel, which include both Skyrim and Cyrodil.

Tamriel is in chaos due to the lack of a dominant ruler, alliances start to form and provinces look to expand there territories. There are more evil works at play, with schemes from a Daedric Prince you might well know called, Molag Bal.

Who & What can I Play

The elder scrolls have always have had a vast selection of races, and ESO is no differen’t. This time there are 9 races split up into three factions, the Ebonheart Pact, Dunmer and Nord. The Class system has not yet been confirmed but I really hope they dont stray to far from what in Skyrim I like to call “use it, skill it.”

I used to be an adventurer like you…

From what we have seen the combat is more like morrowind than the more recent skyrim, with blocking being one of the most important combat assets. There will be PvP and it should play a major role in the ESO end game, and the game’s engine is design to have as many as 100 people fighting on each side.

It’s worth pointing out that the game isn’t actually being developed by the usual elder scrolls team but instead by Zenimax, who brought us the revolutionary Dark Age of Camelot MMO, so there is a lot to be excited for.

Fans of the console version of elder scrolls, there is hope, whilst it is unusual to see MMO games come to consoles there has been some rumours regarding a next gen version of the game for the PS4 and Xbox One, zenimax has not ruled this out. We can only hope.

Tom Stowe

I am deputy editor for console deals, this means i get to play tons of games, write reviews, news and post just about anything! I play most genre of games, mainly on PC! Feel free to add me on steam or follow me on twitter!