The lights are on
Matt Firor has spent twenty years in the game industry thinking about and creating online games. Once a leading voice at Mythic Entertainment and a producer on the beloved MMO Dark Age of Camelot, Firor left that studio and began the monumental task of taking The Elder Scrolls series online. With Oblivion as a rough starting point, there were years of head-scratching and team-building. Check out the video below to learn how the game began, Bethesda Game Studio's and Todd Howard's involvement, and how the team is attempting to the make the MMO a comfortable transition for fans of the series.
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I can't wait for this. I really hope it all comes together seamlessly. I have great confidence in the team over there, don't let me down!
I've heard good things about the DAOC pvp, and that game in general. I never tried it out, but if those good things get brought over it could turn out to be interesting.
I'll have to see game play and/or take part in a beta test before I'm sold. From what I've learned it seems like combat is more like the big ticket MMO's that are coming out this year like Diablo 3 and Guildwars 2. In other words a lot more reflex based, I mean you have to block.
2 Requests: Don't *** up the lore too bad, make it all flow and feel natural with the canon of the universe. Also, can this please be free to play? I can hardly afford to pay monthly on top of the initial purchase of the game. Aside from that this looks to be an amazing game and I can't wait! <3
I'm hoping for the best, but I won't get to excited unless he combat system is something like what I would get from the single player game.
looks neet... but i want it to come to PS3, and i dont want to pay like in WoW
Turn-based combat, SWTOR engine, generic art style, no player housing, standard hot bar activated skills, etc...
Ultimately its all shaping up to be really cliche and boring. Its sounding like a real disappointment so far, the only thing intriguing so far is the PvP aspects. Given that a bunch of guys from DAOC are working on the game its not that surprising I guess.
I wish they didn't try to conform so much and just went out on a limb and tried to innovate more. I guess they figured either way they went it will be a cash cow because of the Elder Scrolls affiliation. They'll at least be right about that.
The more I hear about this game, the more excited I get. I know that there are alot of people that just can't trust them, but I'm looking forward to playing it.
Hey Todd Howard...how about you just make a cooperative Elder Scrolls game..that is what people have been asking for....don't believe many people have been asking for this. Every Elder Scrolls fan I know that have read about this MMO has said the same thing when we talk about...."not much hope for this being anything but a WoW clone...not interested in playing another WoW clone"
I'd like to see more screen shots before I make a decision on this one. I love the Elder Scrolls series and have been a fan since Morrowind. I hope this lives up to the name.
This guy is incredibly switched on, having watched this video my thoughts on the success of Elder Scrolls Online just went up a few clicks. Happy to hear that Bethesda's Todd Howard has a final look at what is going on. Do the fans proud Mr Firor!
good interview, looks like all bases are covered. Good luck, I'll definitely try it out