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The Elder Scrolls Online
« on: February 15, 2010, 04:10:53 PM »
Court documents say Bethesda's MMO already under dev, rumor says it's Elder Scrolls

In this most recent round of court scuffles between Interplay and Bethesda over the Fallout MMO rights, it would seem that some details are coming to light about what's going on at Bethesda's MMO "branch", Zenimax Media. According to filings, the word is that there are close to 100 people working on an MMO that costs "tens and tens of millions of dollars" and has been under development since late 2006. Apparently these same filings claim that the title is a "World of Warcraft" type MMO. Of course, considering World of Warcraft is about as equal to McDonalds in terms of brand recognition with its millions and millions served, saying something is like World of Warcraft could mean anything from 'it's a DIKU-based, kill-ten-rats, FedEx, fantasy MMO that looks rather a lot like WoW' on up to 'it's somewhere in the general MMO neighborhood.'

Now, to follow this interesting tidbit up, the word is that Bethesda is moving to have this particular chunk of testimony censored to protect trade secrets. To stir the pot a bit further on why they might be scrambling to block it, VG247 have a source they claim is reliable confirming this is the often-rumored Elder Scrolls MMO. What's more, their source says the Elder Scrolls MMO should have been announced last year.

Holding off on a Fallout MMO, we can understand. Bethesda doesn't have the clear rights to the Fallout MMO IP as yet like they do with the single-player game, so to announce it early would be folly. At the rate things are proceeding, heavens only knows how long the Interplay/Bethesda proceedings will drag out, so one could argue developing it before this is all settled would be folly too, considering how fast technology evolves.

As for the reasons on holding an Elder Scrolls MMO back, we have some problem with justifying the rumors of delay. After all, Bethesda clearly owns the rights to Elder Scrolls, and starting the hype machine up several years before release wouldn't exactly be a surprisingly new tactic from any company in the games industry.

Still, there are tasty tidbits that support an Elder Scrolls MMO offering, such as Todd Howard's statement that there's "always a chance" for an Elder Scrolls MMO, Zenimax holding several Elder Scrolls MMO type domains after getting funding for MMO development, and the slip-up by a book publisher that noted the next game in the series after Oblivion would be 200 years later.

Whether the game those nearly 100 souls are busy working on is the oft asked for Elder Scrolls MMO, or if they are indeed elbows-deep in a Fallout MMO despite counsel's claims to the contrary, who knows. Both games would undoubtedly have a following, and could stand to make Bethesda/Zenimax some nice cash if done well.


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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 04:51:56 PM »
Oh please be true. I love Oblivion. I want more Elder Scrolls
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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 03:40:37 AM »
Oh please be true. I love Oblivion. I want more Elder Scrolls

Oh please don't be true! I'm not paying stupid amounts to play an Elder Scrolls MMO! Just stick with the Oblivion format please.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010, 05:35:31 AM »
Oh please be true. I love Oblivion. I want more Elder Scrolls

Oh please don't be true! I'm not paying stupid amounts to play an Elder Scrolls MMO! Just stick with the Oblivion format please.

I wouldnt pay for it unless its a reasonalble amount.  I would just do what my kid does on WOW and use free servers. Or whatever he does. I dont know how he does  but I know hes always saying "mum, can you log me on to your account then I can change the realm list" Whatever that means :-\
Its free for him to play though
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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 10:56:05 AM »
I wouldnt pay for it unless its a reasonalble amount.  I would just do what my kid does on WOW and use free servers. Or whatever he does. I dont know how he does  but I know hes always saying "mum, can you log me on to your account then I can change the realm list" Whatever that means :-\
Its free for him to play though



Wow Private Servers are the way to go, most offer 100x exp rates and drop rates, uber gear = Great Pvp



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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010, 02:44:24 PM »
all oblivion fans are nerds :P the games poo.

Oh NOES he didn't!!

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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2010, 04:52:12 PM »
all oblivion fans are nerds :P the games poo.

Oh NOES he didn't!!

Failed you are so cheeky and rude.
If I ever meet you I shall give you a damn good beating.
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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2010, 05:21:52 PM »
all oblivion fans are nerds :P the games poo.

Oh NOES he didn't!!

Failed you are so cheeky and rude.
If I ever meet you I shall give you a damn good beating.


I would also like one....   :-*


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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2010, 05:24:21 PM »
I would also like one....   :-*
Again?? your insatiable ;)
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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2010, 04:20:14 AM »
Its one of the best games I have ever played
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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2010, 05:04:07 AM »
I've played Oblivion for about an hour so I can't comment either, Tara & Dfuse love it, though there are a few people on here that think it sucks, not mentioning any names  :)


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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2010, 05:27:15 AM »
I've played Oblivion for about an hour so I can't comment either, Tara & Dfuse love it, though there are a few people on here that think it sucks, not mentioning any names  :)

Damn right i love it. it's simply awesome. as is fallout 3. as is bethesda. I still wouldn't play an mmo version though, mmo's are way too time consuming and addictive. A game that never ends? no thanks.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2010, 05:31:46 AM »
Should call it 'Oblivion 2 - The New Kvatch'

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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2012, 12:59:33 PM »
Elder Scrolls Online Announced

The Elder Scrolls Online has been announced by Bethesda. It is being developed for PC and Mac under the leadership of Matt Firor, who has spent the last two decades working in online game development.

“We have been working hard to create an online world in which players will be able to experience the epic Elder Scrolls universe with their friends, something fans have long said they wanted,” said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online. “It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years. The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.”

Details are scant at this time, but expect a screenshot later today and a teaser trailer tomorrow.


 

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