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Is There A Single-Player RPG You'd Love To See Get The MMORPG Treatment?

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I remember when The Elder Scrolls Online was announced and how excited the prospect of multiplayer-Skyrim made me. Back then I was just starting my career in games journalism, working for a podcast network that produced a Skyrim-turned-ESO podcast, and while my MMO experience then was lacking compared to some of my friends, I did spend a ton of time in single-player worlds.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is my favorite single-player RPG to this day, as it was incredibly transformative for me growing up, but there are others that stick out as well. Fable 2, TESIV: Oblivion, Baldur's Gate 2 and others really solidified the RPG genre as one of my favorites as a teen and young adult. The Lord of the Rings Online changed my view of multiplayer games, even after years of RuneScape and watching my friends succumb to World of Warcraft-addiction. 

I've often fantasized about the next great single-player RPG world to get the MMORPG treatment, as well as wondered what form it might take. One game I would to see is a Fable Online, where players can influence the outcome of stories based on the choices they make, as well as choose which side of the good/evil coin they fall on at a moments notice. Star Wars: The Old Republic would be a good benchmark for this system in an MMO, but I'd love to explore the world of Albion (pre-Fable 3) with my friends, taking on quests and buying up all of Bowerstone's homes and businesses.

What about you? Is there a single player RPG world or franchise you'd love see get the same kind of treatment The Elder Scrolls did? Let us know in the comments below.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore