Post by Eorl @ 09:54am 09/11/12 | 8 Comments
Zenimax Online has today released a brand new video depicting the interesting world of The Elder Scrolls Online, an ambitious MMO project that sees many areas of the Elder Scrolls lore pieced together. Taking place over 1000 years before the latest title Skyrim, Elder Scrolls Online will see thousands of players battling it through various landscapes all taken from the very rich history of The Elder Scrolls.
The video runs at just over nine and a half minutes, compiling the first real gameplay footage we've seen since the announcement of the MMO earlier this year. Featuring a look at combat, landscapes, swimming, server architecture, classes, customisation and more, its definitely jam packed with all the info you'll need to know.
With the ability to choose a class and then define that class by its choice in armour and weapons definitely shows the customisation levels that we have come to expect from an Elder Scrolls title. With similar features to Guild Wars 2 where classes aren't specifically tied into your combat role, the video mentions thieves sneaking about healing to magic wielders using two handed weapons shows the a taste of the freedom that one can expect.
The video also highlights the new server architecture that The Elder Scrolls Online will be using, which seems to consist of one "mega server" that everyone will play on, and the system will automatically place you with friends and guildmates. A similar feature was seen with the recent Funcom MMO The Secret World, where players were on one giant server.
Other mentions include a perk system that lets you turn into a werewolf among others, the new questing system which bears similarity to Guild Wars 2 with a more explorative style compared to previous quest style MMO's, Player versus Player which includes keep sieging and more. Check out the video below for a great overview of the first gameplay footage, and expect more as we get closer to its eventual release date.