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The ESO embraces solo story, traditional MMO format

Ever since Game Director Matt Firor announced that Elder Scrolls Online would have a 100% soloable main story, we’ve been wondering just how much this will impact the game’s appeal and approach. Firor spoke with PC Gamer to elaborate on TESO’s format, saying that it was essential to make the…

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Elder Scrolls Online devs talk questing and public dungeons

There are a couple of new Elder Scrolls Online features on tap at Edge. First on the agenda is a piece about the game’s public dungeons, which game director Matt Firor says haven’t been seen in an MMO since EverQuest. “When you think back to the fun MMOG moments in…

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Elder Scrolls Online art director talks MMO limitations and stylistic influences

What’s up with the stylized visuals on display in The Elder Scrolls Online’s recent screenshot and video reveals? It’s all about marrying various takes on Tamriel with the limitations of MMORPGs, according to ZeniMax Online art director Jared Carr. “We’re not really at the technical state with MMOs to be…

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ZeniMax devs ‘unapologetic’ about making Elder Scrolls MMO

ZeniMax Online recently called in to the Game Informer podcast to talk up its Elder Scrolls Online title. Game director Matt Firor and creative director Paul Sage were the devs of record, and the 30-minute chat featured some interesting tidbits. Firor mentions that the game will release simultaneously on PC…

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The Elder Scrolls Online previews characters, more in new trailers

We’re expecting big things out of The Elder Scrolls Online during this year’s E3, and to kick things off, Bethesda and ZeniMax have unveiled a new teaser trailer that shows off a small sampling of the characters players can look forward to taking control of when they get their hands…

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Audience expectations, Elder Scrolls Online, and EverQuest Next

Last week was a huge week for MMO fans. We were expecting some cool news from Sony Online Entertainment about EverQuest Next from SOE Live. Despite not being a huge EQ follower, I was enormously interested in what SOE (one of my personal favorite game developers and publishers) planned on…

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The Elder Scrolls Online answers questions about its livestream

If you’re a fan of The Elder Scrolls Online, you were probably glued to the livestream earlier this month. But a single stream doesn’t give you nearly as many answers as you’d like to have. So the development team took the opportunity to answer questions that potential players had about…

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The Elder Scrolls Online plans to update early and often

Players will be waiting until next year for The Elder Scrolls Online, but the development team is already looking to the post-launch environment. Creative director Paul Sage has stated that the team wants to have new content coming out for the game on a frequent basis. Sage emphasizes that players…

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Why I will play Elder Scrolls Online

With all the new kinds of MMOs hitting the market, and with the splintering directions that MMO communities seem to take, I wanted to take a cathartic moment and really explore the reasons why I want to play the Elder Scrolls Online. The MMORPG market is growing astronomically. If we…

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Everyone’s a clicker in The Elder Scrolls Online

There is enough information on the interwebs to have at least a basic discussion of The Elder Scrolls Online combat. For those who don’t know, I can tell you right now that ESO combat is not at all what we expect from a typical MMO, although it doesn’t exactly play…