The Next Elder Scrolls Online Expansion Returns To The Series' Roots

by Javy Gwaltney on Mar 21, 2018 at 03:30 PM

Elder Scrolls Online already mined fans of the series' nostalgia by returning to Morrowind, the setting of one of the most beloved Elder Scrolls game, with an expansion that was well-received by the community. Today Bethesda revealed they were once again digging into the series' past but this time going all the way back to the beginning.

The new expansion pack, Summerset, will focus on the isle of Summerset, the home of the High Elves, and a setting that hasn't been seen since Elder Scrolls: Arena. The expansion introduces a new zone, the isle itself, for players to explore, a major quest, new skills, and the ability to craft jewlery. Bethesda says that new players can jump into the expansion with ease since Summerset includes a tutorial and starter area.

You can watch the cinematic announcement trailer for the expansion pack right here:

Summerset will launch on June 6. The standard edition of Summerset (which includes ESO) will cost $39.99. If you already have the base game and just want to upgrade, you can grab Summerset for $29.99.

If you want to try ESO for free, the game is running a trial until March 27.


Our Take
Given how much press and how enamanmored players were with ESO giving them the chance to revisit Morrowind, it makes sense Bethesda would want to mine the nostalgia some more. We're curious to see if Summerset brings a huge number of players back to ESO's world.