Character creation is key to The Elder Scrolls Online experience. That's at least what Zenimax Online Studios says about the upcoming MMO.
In the latest trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online, the team shows off the character creation tool that all players will use when they first start up the game. Like most character creation systems, players will be able to customize their character in pretty much every way. For instance, players will be able to meticulously refine just how fat or skinny they want their player character to be. You want an Argonian with a beer belly? You got it. Want to look like an anorexic fashion model? You can do that too.
The team also makes much ado about the face customization engine. There are near limitless possibilities so let's hope players actually take the effort to craft a custom face. If not, The Elder Scrolls Online may end up looking like a world full of NPCs from Oblivion.
The Elder Scrolls Online is on schedule to launch at some point in Q1 2014 for PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One. The game was recently featured as one of three PS4 titles in Sony's first TV spot for its next-gen console.[Image: ZenimaxOnlineStudios]