ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Skyrim is a remarkable game, it really is. From its initial reception, where it was hailed as one of the greatest games of all time, to now, over 4 years later, where its entered the international zeitgeist, Bethesda's RPG has enjoyed a life that any entertainment creator would envy. However, the success that Skyrim enjoys is not only due to the work of Bethesda.

Since its release date in 2011, fans of the game have been busy creating mods that expanded on Skyrim's initial capabilities. This title has been transformed by the gaming community, and its evolution isn't over yet. But we'd like to focus on one particular mod; a mod that demonstrates a desire for change in how Bethesda develop their RPGs.

Skyrim Multiplayer Mod, Tamriel Online, Shows What Future Elder Scrolls Games Need

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Tamriel Online has been the brainchild of a dedicated modder called Siegfre. They've managed to create a multiplayer mod that took some years to develop. The idea of the mod was to introduce co-op into the land of Tamriel, thus allowing friends to explore the same world alongside one another. A massive undertaking for sure!

The mod was rocky to begin with, but if you followed its progression over time, you'll have seen various fixes introduced that were highly impressive. Lag was fixed, combat was fixed, stability was improved, tons of bugs were squished, you could eventually complete missions together, and even NPC synchronization was introduced. However, Siegfre seems to have stepped aside, and Tamriel Online has been passed on to another group of modders (or so we thought).


After the modder responsible for Tamriel Online took a (well deserved) break from working on the project - people assumed he was dead - fans felt that the multiplayer mod had been abandoned. Thankfully, that's not the case. But it demonstrates the desire that fans have to play Skyrim with a friend by their side. While this isn't something that Bethesda can offer us, perhaps Elder Scrolls 6 needs to consider this option.

Do You Want Multiplayer In Elder Scrolls 6?

Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Personally, when I see videos of two friends traversing the wilds of Skyrim and completing quests together, I can't help but desire this mechanic in a full Elder Scrolls game. Now, the last thing I want is another The Elder Scrolls Online. But the option of co-op is something that seriously intrigues me. Imagine if we could even gather XP while playing together; XP that we could transfer back into our own singleplayer campaign?

We could have the host take control of the main character, and a friend could replace a companion! It'd be awesome. But where do you stand on this idea? Are you excited for the multiplayer mod for Skyrim to be finished? Do you like the idea of online play for future Elder Scrolls titles? Let us know in the comments below!


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