Elder Scrolls Finally Getting an MMO

One of the most common complaints about Skyrim was that it had no multiplayer to speak of, and for those out there that might remember back in time that was also a complaint of Oblivion as well as Morrowind –even though almost no one even remembers that game.  It turns out that Bethesda, the people that make the Elder Scrolls games, have announced that their next project in that universe is going to be an MMO for the PC and Mac.  From the information that I am currently seeing there is no release date that has been brought up, but considering how long it normally is after they announce one of their projects, do not hold your breath for this to be out any time soon.

Personally, I have almost no interest in an Elder Scrolls game where I have to interact with other human beings.               The thought of anyone watering down the world that Elder Scrolls takes place in is kind of depressing, the entire point of playing it – for me—has been that my actions throughout the world change people’s lives and how they go about their daily business.  Adding other people it there would wreck the illusion.  That said, it isn’t like half the NPC’s in the game even react differently to you when you are a leader of all three guilds and killed all of the dragons.

Source: Gamasutra  (via next month’s Game Informer cover)

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  • I agree with ya. Adding the whole MMO perspective to the series would make narrative and atmosphere moot and neutral. Bethesda games have a hard enough time functioning around the actions of one — can you imagine how fucked they’d be to cater to thousands at a time? Oh what a train wreck that will be!

    Actually, I changed my mind. I can’t wait to see the internet blow up with comedic fodder.  

    •  As much as I approve of all things humorous, and your idea, this is one of those things that you have to weigh the humor vs. tragedy that might come from it.  I believe that is what is wrong with the political system in America, we vote for who we can make the best jokes about. 

      • Let’s face it – if there’s money to be made, they’ll throw whatever schlock they can out there. The publisher may have no qualms with churning out some half-baked garbage, credibility be damned. Square’s been doing it for years after all, so why not Beth?

        I know it’s conjecture at this point, and I guess I don’t have much faith in human decency when it comes to business, but I’ll tell ya this — if I can’t stop it, I’m gonna tear into it like a feral beast gunning for some grub. At least get some enjoyment out of it that way.

      • How goes the tech repair, Gilly?

        •  New rig is up and running.  We should have podcast this morning.

          • Good to hear man. Did you invest in some sippy cups too? 😛

          •  hahahhahahhahahaha, fuck you.

            Third time that I have heard that joke.  The sad thing is that I wasn’t even drunk when I did it.  Trying to keep water away from the new rig. Can’t afford to not pay rent two months in a row.

          • Hey, at least I care enough to bust your balls. I understand what it is to be cursed with random clumsiness all too well. I’m about a week away from dropping my phone in an open grate, I fear, and I feel like I’m gonna break this tiny ass reply field as I trip over my words.

          •  The worst part is that I have spilled water on my desk dozens of times, this was just the first that it hit my computer.  It is depressing that my first thought when my computer shut down was, “oh, i finally got it”. 

          • Haha, I can relate to that sentiment. It sure feels like some of us learn the hard way, just like that Jim Croce song.