The Elder Scrolls Online is a fantasy MMORPG from Zenimax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks based on the popular Elder Scrolls series. The game takes place during the Age of Heroes, 1,000 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and will feature classic regions of the Tamriel game world, including Morrowind, Daggerfall, and Skyrim. The Elder Scrolls Online will have solo and group questing, public dungeons, guilds, and massive PvP warfare that sets the game's three player factions against one another for control over the region of Cyrodiil and the throne of Tamriel.
Elder Scrolls Online for both PlayStation 4 and XBox One has been updated with the One Tamriel patch that brings a vast amount of freedom to players as they can adventure anywhere with anyone at any time. The PC version on One Tamriel launched previously.
During a Gamasutra live stream event held last week, the team interviewed Elder Scrolls Online Creative Director Rich Lambert. During the course of the discussion, Lambert indicated that the 'big things' coming for MMO development are those things that players are doing together and how they are working to build social ties. In addition, Lambert said that, rather than designing MMOs "big", making smaller, specifically targeted MMOs is the future for the genre.
The Witches Festival hits Elder Scrolls Online today, and as the game's first ever holiday event, we decided to reach out to Zenimax Online Studios and ask them a few questions about how it all works and what to expect.
Anyone who has ever played an Elder Scrolls game knows some of its most iconic locations - Elsweyr, Skyrim, Black Marsh, Hammerfell, Summerset Isles. The loveliness of each one in Elder Scrolls Online often makes one imagine what it would be like to go their "in real life". With the just-announced A Trip of a Lifetime sweepstakes, that dream can come true.
With last week's release of Elder Scrolls Online - One Tamriel, a whole new and much larger experience is awaiting players. Tamriel has thrown its doors wide open to allow adventurers to take on the world in new ways by allowing them to go wherever, whenever they like.