We were lucky enough to be given a chance to speak with Zenmax Online Studios' General Manager, Matt Firor, who is serving as game director on The Elder Scrolls Online, out at this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
The interview covers a range of topics including combating a more grinding style of gameplay for the traditional exploration/emergent style Elder Scrolls games are known for. We also talk about their newly-announced subscription model, servers, iteration until release, zones (and places in Tamriel you'll visit), next-gen consoles and this nugget below regarding post-release content.
"We are already working on post-launch content," Matt reveals. "We have a couple of teams working on things that players won’t see for months after launch. We definitely plan on having very regular rollouts of content, hopefully a month, every six weeks, something like that. We’re talking major… you know, not a new sword, whole new quest-lines.
"We’ve already said that we’re going to launch with the Fighters Guild and the Mages Guild, but post-launch content for example, would be the Dark Brotherhood quest-line, which could be 30 hours, or 20-30 hours of play, just by itself. That’s kind of an example of what a content update would be."
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