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A fresh look at The Elder Scrolls Online


12:55 AM on 06.12.2013



The thought of a massively-multiplayer online The Elder Scrolls on consoles terrifies me. Perhaps I'm just cynical. Logistics aside, it's great in theory to see MMO support on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One -- confirmed for TES Online this week -- assuming, again, that it isn't a buggy mess.

Chris did a heck of a job covering the game already with an extensive preview. In only seeing the title for half an hour or so of low-level play, it's challenging to get a true sense for anything but your gut reaction. That's true of a typical TES game, and it's even more true of an MMO take on the exploration-heavy RPG franchise.

I was not expecting particularly great things going in, I'll be honest. That said, I came away feeling much more optimistic about what ZeniMax Online Studios is building. The quality is there, as is more of a "Elder Scrolls" feel than anticipated. The guy next to me kept audibly cheering during his playthrough -- like, this happened at least five times. So there's that.

Sadly, first-person combat did not make the cut for the E3 build of The Elder Scrolls Online, but the attached trailer gives a good look at how that's coming together. That's going to be the way to play, from my experience.





ZeniMax confusingly endorses an online forum to support trading in Elder Scrolls Online photo


Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access and Launch) photo


Over 5 million people registered for the Elder Scrolls Online beta photo


Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access) photo


The Elder Scrolls Online launches today for Early Access folk photo


Get your Elder Scrolls Online beta keys here! photo


Stop & smelt the flowers: Elder Scrolls Online blacksmith photo


Elder Scrolls Online may take 150 hours to get max level photo


Pay extra to play as an Imperial in TES Online photo


You must watch this Elder Scrolls Online video right now photo


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ZeniMax confusingly endorses an online forum to support trading in Elder Scrolls Online

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Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access and Launch)

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Over 5 million people registered for the Elder Scrolls Online beta

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The Elder Scrolls Online launches today for Early Access folk

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Get your Elder Scrolls Online beta keys here!

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11:00 AM on 02.18.2014
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11:30 AM on 01.29.2014
Pay extra to play as an Imperial in TES Online

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9:18 AM on 01.29.2014
You must watch this Elder Scrolls Online video right now

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