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There is a place in the market for both single player experiences and massively multiplayer online titles. However, not every gamer wants to play both types of games.
This week we announced our June cover, which details ZeniMax’s new Elder Scrolls Online MMO. A lot of people are excited to see how the Elder Scrolls experience transfers to the MMO space. But many others would rather just see another single player experience in its place.
Where do you stand? Are you happy that Elder Scrolls Online is being made? A lot of people didn’t like the idea of turning Warcraft of Final Fantasy into MMOs, but once World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XI were released they had an important impact on the MMO market. If you don’t like the idea of turning existing properties into MMOs, Why not? Developing MMOs is hard and takes a lot of work. If Elder Scrolls Online fails, it will cost ZeniMax a lot of money and tarnish the Elder Scrolls name. What should companies who want to break into the MMO market do instead?
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Honestly, I've never been a fan of mmos but so long as this project doesn't force us to wait much longer for dlc for skyrim or a new elder scrolls game, then I say go for it.
If they can pull it off, then there is no reason not to make a decent spin-off MMO. If there weren't already 1,000,000s of cheapo MMOs out there, that is. Any company should be cautious when entering this sort of thing, if they do it at all. I'm really unsure about the TES MMO, but others have done similar things really well.
We just have to wait and see with The Elder Scrolls.
Depends on if they make it correctly. The Elder Scrolls games are mostly about creating your own identity and exploring. If they can somehow capture that in an mmo than kudos to them!
every time i try nd get into an mmo, i play for a couple hours, go to sleep and forget about it the next day.
I'm not crazy about it. MMOs aren't my thing, and seeing one of my favorite series turned into one isn't something that excites me.
Here's something developers can try to do: Make games that don't suck. Final Fantasy 14 what? Seriously though, the worse thing that a company can do for an IP is let a developer screw it up. WAR had some *** lore, but...well, we know how that turned out.