The Elder Scrolls Online is the latest chapter of the award-winning franchise and will bring the legendary experience online to Xbox One and PS4 for the first time.
Players can choose their own style of play as they embark upon an epic adventure across all of Tamriel, playing alone on a heroic quest as in previous Elder Scrolls games, exploring the huge, rich world with a few select friends, or playing with hundreds of others in massive PvP battles to save the Empire.
“We are thrilled to bring this game to consoles, in addition to the PC and Mac,” said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online. “It’s something our fans have been requesting since we first announced the title, and something our team is excited to offer. Everyone will be able to play The Elder Scrolls Online the way they want to play.”
After having experienced extended hands-on gameplay and testing the game’s innovations, quests, and unique features, The Elder Scrolls Online was described by MMORPG.com as “a perfect sauce of awesome".
The console version will receive an all new "justice System"
This "justice system" allows players to kill and further steal from NPCs - though expect to face severe consequences if you're caught!
In the future, also expect new storylines and quests for the Thieves Guild and the Dark Brotherhood. Other major features in development include a system that will allow grouped players to see each other even when they're in different phases, armor-dyeing options, new veteran dungeons, spellcrafting, and more. Even Craglorn, the zone introduced in the first content patch, will receive a new region.
The Elder Scrolls Online will play out like Skyrim
Skyrim is the latest in the Elder Scrolls series and probably the foundation upon which the Elder Scrolls Online will base itself.
The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel.
The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come: a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons.
An introduction, not a spoiler to The Elder Scrolls:
The land of Skyrim is home of the Nords, a fierce warrior race suited to the cold and mountainous terrain that surrounds them. And your character is not just any Nord - you are the Dovahkiin, with the body of man and the soul of a dragon. Armed with powerful Dragon Shout spells called Thu'um, you have the power to defeat Alduin and the other dragons threatening the lands.
Skyrim is set 200 years after the events of Oblivion. As with previous The Elder Scrolls games, Skyrim begins with you know only as an unknown prisoner. Caught in an Imperial ambush while attempting to cross the border into Skyrim, on a wagon with several Stormcloak soldiers, Ulfric Stormcloak himself, and a horse thief.
All headed to Helgen to be executed, you have a bit of frivolous chit chat with your fellow jailbirds up until the point of being beheaded when thankfully, a Dragon arrives, interrupting the execution and destroying the town.
You eventually learn that Skyrim's civil war is the last in a sequence of prophetic events foretold by the Elder Scrolls, which also predicted the return of Alduin, the Dragon-god of destruction. Alduin is prophesied to destroy the races of Men and Mer, and consume the world. The player character is the latest "Dovahkiin," a Dragonborn, an individual with the body of a mortal and the soul of a Dragon.
Dovahkiin are anointed by the gods to help fend off the threat Alduin and other dragons pose to Skyrim and Tamriel. Among the individuals aiding you are Delphine (voiced by Joan Allen) and Esbern (voiced by Max von Sydow), two of the last remaining Blades, and Master Arngeir (voiced by Christopher Plummer), a member of the Greybeards.
But enough of that, we have set up the story nicely for you, we think. I have to say at this point however that this was certainly no let down, immediately immersed into an open world of dragons, Orks, and tribal warfare, it grabs you from the moment you take your first steps into Skyrim and the overall world of The Elder Scrolls.
What is really great about the The Elder Scrolls is that it brings back the consoles, the classic open-world gameplay that the series is known for, presenting it in either first-person or third-person perspective. There are all new lands to explore, characters to meet, and enemies to fight, all while you follow the main story as closely or as loosely as you wish. Take on side quests or join factions; spend time as a farmer or as an assassin. The game is yours to play as you choose, and all the while, you'll improve your skills and experience.
A definite must buy for all gamers when The Elder Scrolls Online eventually becomes available! With countless hours to play on the original and multiple downloadable packs, this is probably the bargain of the decade. Time to step up and become the true Nord god and tame the wilds of Skyrim.
The Elder Scrolls Online will most likely be released in early 2015.
Walk amongst the demons of fire; Dragon born, prophesied to unite, slay and rule. Awesome!