So there’s going to be an Elder Scrolls MMO?

So the current rumour doing the rounds is that Bethesda/ Zenimax will be announcing an Elder Scrolls MMO in May. (Yes, this is the same gameworld as Skyrim et al but will be set several hundred years earlier.)

I personally think Skyrim works better as a single player game, and am not really sure how that type of game design is going to translate to an MMO. I could imagine a sandbox, just about, but implementing a broad economy feels out of genre. On the other hand, if there really are three player factions, that could indicate sandbox PvP. Intriguing, but not really what I think of when I am thinking of this IP (it might have worked better in Fallout where various gangs holding territory is part of the setup.)

The other intriguing thing about the Tom’s Hardware leaks (see above link) is that one of the cons they apparently intend to show a demo at is QuakeCon. That’s a very shooter/ competitive oriented event rather than an MMO or wider gaming type of convention, but maybe they feel it’s the same demographic that played Skyrim. (Or maybe it just conveniently happens to be run by Zenimax …)

Or maybe it’s going to be a FPS. That would throw people :)

Baldur’s Gate

Also, if anyone was curious about the Baldur’s Gate hype,  there is going to be an updated/ enhanced edition of Baldur’s Gate and BG2. So not a sequel, as some people had hoped.

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition™ and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition™ will feature a re-forged version of the Infinity Engine with a variety of modern improvements.

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7 thoughts on “So there’s going to be an Elder Scrolls MMO?

  1. It occurs to me that a properly executed FPS MMO would be the one thing that could knock Warcraft off it’s throne.

  2. So 200 years before Skyrim. Isn’t that Oblivion timeframe then? Are they going to be fighting gates again?

    As for BG and BG2 I’ll buy an updated version in a heartbeat.

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