One of the great things about the Elder Scrolls RPG series is the immersive and other world equality of this game. You really feel like you are stepping into a movie that is set in another time and another world. All your senses, it seems, are engaged by this game. It is also quite deep, not just in terms of the storyline, but also in terms of the amount of content it packs in every single game. That is why each and every release of the Elder Scrolls series is quite a treat.
Sure, there are some rough spots in the series. Who would not laugh at the many bugs that appeared in the Oblivion and Skyrim installments? Many were quite annoyed by some of the bugs, but let’s face it-given the complexity and huge scale of the Elder Scrolls, bugs are inevitable. They do not really take away from the overall enjoyment of the game. In fact, these games are so enjoyable and so much fun on a solo basis that many people throughout the years have been asking why don’t they make an MMROPG version of this. Come on, if Blizzard would make an MMORPG off the WarCraft lore, why cannot ZeniMax Studios make an MMORPG off the Elder Scrolls lore?
Thankfully, the spoken and unspoken wishes of RPG fans the world over have been answered and the Elder Scrolls Online is under development. Expect a lot of the awesome graphics that you see in the single player games and expect a lot of the dense and highly involved storylines.
According to Brian Wheeler, the PVP designer of the Elder Scrolls online, this upcoming fantasy massively multiplayer online game will also feature one of the elements that MMORPG fans have been hankering for over the years. It will feature massive battles. Just how gigantic? We are talking up to 200 people on the same screen at once. That is huge! That makes many battles faction on World of Warcraft look like schoolyard fist fight. This is going to be huge. We are talking mages, rogues and warriors, 200 of them, duking it out in Cyrodiil. The number alone is mind boggling.
What really is impressive is the technology behind getting that huge number of players on the screen at the same time We are talking about spells being cast, projectiles being shot and all sorts of animation in the background that the amount of technical complexity is just amazing. This number of fighting units on the same screen is not unheard of. It has been done before. For example, look at Eve Online, which features 750 ships on the screen at the same time What makes this earth shattering is that this large PVP battle is for a fantasy role-playing game. It looks like the more news that comes out regarding this game, the more RPG fans the world over should get excited.