For all of its faults and issues, The Elder Scrolls Online , was a great idea. The PS4 and XBOX One versions are well on the way, and I myself plan on revisiting the MMO once its release date hits the EU. Who knows? Maybe a few of its grievances have been ironed out! But ZeniMax Online Studios fell into a lot of MMO-traps with The Elder Scrolls Online, but that's not to say that Elder Scrolls 6 shouldn't take anything from it.
Bethesda have created one of the richest RPG series of all time with The Elder Scrolls. Naturally, this enormous world is one that we'd love to share and experience with friends. While Elder Scrolls is always about carving out your own adventure, the idea of a mate tagging a long for a part of that is one that I think a lot of gamers would enjoy. As long as it doesn't interfere with the singleplayer mode in Elder Scrolls 6. Do you think we could see it at E3 2015?
Elder Scrolls 6 Combined With Elder Scrolls Online
Singleplayer adventures are dwindling in the modern gaming industry. We've seen the likes of Valve completely move away from this experience (except for Half-Life 3 right?), in order to engage with a massive fan community of active players. Singleplayer games don't normally have such a community, except when it comes to a great RPG like Skyrim.
But even such an enormous landscape has its limitations. Once we're finally done with the land of Skyrim, a lot of players will walk away from the experience never to return again. Bethesda realised the potential for an ever growing Elder Scrolls game with The Elder Scrolls Online, and I feel like Elder Scrolls 6 will combine some of its successes.
Elder Scrolls 6 On Release Date
Of course, we have no idea what Bethesda will make Elder Scrolls 6 look and play like on its release date. Though we may have a few ideas for a setting for VI. But with the industry constantly evolving, we may see a multiplayer aspect incorporated into Elder Scrolls VI. And would this really be all that bad?
Now, of course, multiplayer and online features have hurt games in the past. Diablo III's launch springs to mind. One thing we'd hate to see happen to Elder Scrolls 6 is that it would force us to play it online. That's the last introduction we want for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
But something akin to the upcoming Bloodborne , or even Far Cry 4, would be a welcome addition. A player could send their character to their friend's game and join them on an adventure through the wilds. We could complete story missions together, engage in side quests and all of the experience we gain transfers over to our own character in our singleplayer campaign.
However, seeing a load of online players in your game is not something that Elder Scrolls 6 should incorporate in my opinion. But with the Souls series or Bloodborne as an example, we could see players invade our game, or come and help us at key moments. It's interesting, but the previous multiplayer formula is more appealing.
Or, as a fan of The Elder Scrolls series, would you dislike seeing The Elder Scrolls VI have any multiplayer components? Even if they didn't interfere with the singleplayer campaign? Could we see Fallout 4 incorporate multiplayer elements on its release date? Will the game really be announced alongside Diablo 4 at E3 2015?
It's an exciting year if we see Fallout 4! But I highly doubt E3 2015, will be concealing The Elder Scrolls 6 release date. But be sure to let us now what you think of The Elder Scrolls Online and multiplayer components in Elder Scrolls 6 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC!