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How do you create an art style that unifies the worlds of Morrowind, Cyrodiil, and Skyrim? As the art director for The Elder Scrolls Online, Jared Carr is spearheading the unification of Tamriel as it enters the realm of the MMO. Watch the video below to learn why the team chose a stylized approach and what geography will be changing from your favorite Elder Scrolls locations.
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This art looks amazing. I'm glad they're trying to make it as similar to the other ES games as possible. The people that are working on this game have a lot of love for TES, I think the game will be really good because of this.
These all look great. Getting pumped for this
The art does look great, but I'm not even nearly sold yet.
I know the graphical abilities aren't quite there, at least not for such a massive game, but concept art by itself shows what I wish the game could look like. Very stylized, but at the same time very detailed and colorful. Something that sparks that childhood fantasy wonder. All in all, I think the art direction is looking good enough to be TES.
Despite all the naysayers out there saying it will be just another MMO, I think this might really be an amazing game, even if it doesn't completely revolutionize MMOs as we know them. In fact, I don't think it has to. Look at WoW. It didn't completely break the mold of MMO design at the time. What it did do is take the best elements of previous MMOs and polish the hell out of them with their patented Blizzard magic, and add a few new elements, like quest-centric leveling, and BAM! instant hit. I'm not saying that ESO will be the next WoW, all I'm saying is that a game doesn't have to completely rewrite the book to be great. The right changes, the right inspirations from older games, a ton of polish and a lot of dedication and passion is all it takes.
Every change to the MMO formula that I've heard from these videos sounds great, especially to combat and world design, and it's clear that they are trying to take some cues and the better elements from older MMOs, which they should. Also, from these videos, it's pretty clear that they are very passionate about TES, which can only be a good thing. Overall, I'd say I'm cautiously optimistic about this game, and can't wait to try it out for myself.
Looking forward to this, I'm a big Skyrim fan and I can't wait to see mroe, I just hope they add alot of character customization, keep/upgrade the models from Skyrim cause those are the best models you have! :D
I love the Elder Scrolls,but the cartoony look of this is trash.