I’ve mostly gotten over the existence of The Elder Scrolls Online. We’ll still get the excellent single-player romps through Tamriel, and the MMO junkies can explore one of the more interesting fantasy worlds in gaming history. It’s a win-win for everybody. Now that the shock has worn off, Zenimax Online is ready to take the wraps off its newest MMO.
Zenimax Online shared the very first gamplay trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online today. In it, the team talks about bringing together two very different games – the single-player epics and MMOs. The team also discusses some really ambitious MMO design elements such as the Megaserver that contains all the players on a single server.
The initial response to The Elder Scrolls Online was skepticism at best and outright hatred at worst. The early previews did little to allay those fears. The latest preview is actually exciting, and it looks pretty good. The emphasis on the traditional Elder Scrolls single-player may help bring in the traditional players into the fold.
If Zenimax Online can deliver what they showed today, I think that The Elder Scrolls Online may very well be a hit. It looks like the core Elder Scrolls experience has been preserved, and the MMO players will be content with the new innovations in the space.