Another year and another E3 comes a bunch of great announcements and news to look forward too. Like the XBox One Backward Compatibility or maybe A FREAKEN FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE! Then there is also Bethesda’s news on Fallout 4. This has me thinking on big picture stuff now with Bethesda and one of my favorite brands, the Elder Scrolls series.
With Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) in full swing now on consoles, this probably means we won’t get to explore the entire continent of Tamriel in a single player Elder Scrolls game in the near foreseeable future. It could also mean we won’t get to see a cooperative mode either as both of these would directly compete with ESO, but that doesn’t stop new games from being made. What that could mean is a more engaging storyline and an open world built around that, sort of like Skyrim. Instead of an entire country to explore like the previous three games, we’ll probably get a few large towns and villages that are within or just over a border. That could still mean large open worlds but not the entire country any more. Think GTA or Red Dead Redemption. Both are large open worlds, but they don’t consist of the entire country, but of large connected cities and surrounding areas you go to.
I still hope for that true cooperative, all of Tamriel, Elder Scrolls experience (that’s fully moddable) one day, but for now, it looks like I’ll settle for ESO. I’m looking forward to spending time with it soon.