If you often visit the official Elder Scrolls Forums, you’ll see a hot topic of conversation..
“Will there be an Elder Scrolls MMO???”
That’s a resounding NO according to Bethesda boss Todd Howard.
The enormously detailed worlds, extensive history and well crafted race choices would seem a definite money maker and also an exciting and immerse multi-player experience. In fact, you’d almost think that Bethesda would see this as a giant pile of gold waiting to be “clicked” on…
Unfortunately that isn’t the plan and Todd Howard has openly rejected the ideas of there ever being an online game set in the world of Tamriel. In a recent interview he strongly noted:
“I’m not really an MMO guy. I respect them, I look at them, but I don’t play them. It feels more real to me when I’m the hero and it’s crafted for that. A community aspect to it, I recognise a lot of people would want that in a game like this, but it changes the flavour for me.”
Personally, I think it’s foolish not to at least consider the idea. I’ve enjoyed a lot of quality MMO’s over the years and there isn’t anything more prolific then a wall made and well balanced MMORPG. Not that it wouldn’t spark the same debate every other MMORPG has – is it better than World of Warcraft? Who knows what Todd Howard is thinking.
How about you? Do you love your MMO’s as much as your single player experience? Are you sad or happy to hear the news that there will never be a multiplayer Elder Scrolls experience?