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Elder Scrolls 6 release aided by Elder Scrolls Online?

The Elder Scrolls 6 release for Xbox One and PS4 is expected to be somewhere within the next 3 years, with the Elder Scrolls Online coming very soon. For those looking into the future for the Elder Scrolls 6, do you think it will be aided by the potential success of the ESO coming this year?

So far details on an Elder Scrolls 6 title are rare, we know it will come in the next few years on the next generation platforms, following on from the stunning predecessor Skyrim. From what we have seen so far of the Elder Scrolls Online, it looks equally amazing, producing beautiful graphics and large scale multiplayer battles in addition to character creation and new features.

Skyrim was open world and you could embark on any quest or objective you wanted, not even having to travel through the game’s main story line to achieve a powerful set of stats and levels. There was sadly no multiplayer feature after lots of demand, many friends wanted to play together but this was not something Bethesda managed to make possible.

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The Elder Scrolls 6 however could offer a blend of player driven story and quest mode gameplay as well as an epic multiplayer offering at the same time. It could be that the reaction to the Elder Scrolls Online forms the basis for the motives of the Elder Scrolls 6. Once the developers discover through the ESO exactly what everyone wants and likes from multiplayer, they can go about applying this to ES6.

Skyrim won numerous awards and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, it would be wise of the developers to extract the best parts and rework them into upcoming Elder Scrolls titles. Until the Elder Scrolls 6 is officially announced and some details are revealed we will not know what direction the game will be taking. We have already seen some group content from the ESO, it looks great.

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Reviews on the Elder Scrolls Online beta have been mixed so far, however the major gripe that many players are having is about the $15 a month subscription fee. In general the feedback on the game itself has been very positive, which bodes well for the ESO and a future ES6 title.

It is likely that the release and reception to the Elder Scrolls Online will aid the future Elder Scrolls 6 game, allowing a form of fine tuning to take place. Obviously each players expectation of an Elder Scrolls game will be different so Bethesda and the development studio will need to work hard to create a well balanced game for the majority, the ESO has been described as being aimed at the hardcore ES fans.

We are interested to hear from all Elder Scrolls fans on what they are expecting to see from the Elder Scrolls Online and a future Elder Scrolls 6 title. Will you be playing all future ES games or basing your decision on the previous title, moreover do you think that the ES6 release will be aided by the ESO?

Written by Matt Tran

Matt has a passion for technology, gaming and social media, whether its using it or writing about it. He joins the Product Reviews team having graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2013, after completing an honours degree in Building Surveying. Matt will mostly keep you in the loop on gaming, tech and gadget news.

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Saratje
Saratje

It will delay an Elder Scrolls 6 title. It does NOT matter what branch produces what game, Zenimax or Bethesda, high up it’s all one big board of company bosses, they own the license, they will want all the spotlights on TES:Online for the next two-three years or so, before allowing Bethesda to make or launch a TES6. The fact that Zenimax made TES:O and Bethesda made TES5 has nothing to do with license holders. They make the call to start on a game.

Corithna
Corithna

The reality that is the Elder Scrolls Online is that it is a massive world encompassing all of Tamriel. Cyrodiil has been converted into a 3v3 faction war zone with tactics and game play that are sure to please even the most hardened of gamer. Every iteration of the game I see, update to update just makes the game look better and better. I read in one article that this game looks like skyrim with some really good mods installed. And to that I could not agree more. Fully voice acted, tactical visceral, reactive combat. Mobs that work together to… Read more »

Frankie GC
Frankie GC

Skyrim out did Oblivion in a big way just as Oblivion did Morrowind. So ES VI has some big shoes to fill. One it should be co-op of course but this time around there needs to be more then one land to explore. Also, nodding for consoles would be awesome.

Ben
Ben

A lot of you guys are saying the people who want F2P are self entitled brats. Skyrim made 450 million not including the DLC and cost 80 million to make. That means the company netted 370 million dollars. I’m pretty sure the 60 dollars we pay to buy the game more than covers a couple updates and a little bit of server maintenance. I think there may be a tiny bit of wiggle room in the 370 million dollars of profit from buying the game alone that could go to maintenance and updates. Either have us pay to play or… Read more »

Lewis
Lewis

Highly doubt I will be playing ESO, it’s not because I don’t love elder scrolls because I do. When I play an elder scrolls game I need to be captivated by it, which I dont think you get from mmo opposed to a single player rpg. It’s mostly the level of detail that goes in and the integrity of a open world to explore, after all the devil is in the detail. I do agree with the point that there needs to be more varied dialogue and consequences for actions of the character within skyrim for example, some characters after… Read more »

WolfxNichols
WolfxNichols

Not sure if I fully support the ES6 being Xbox One and PS4 alone. I do think they should keep the older systems alive in this matter. Don’t get me wrong here, I own both Xbox One and PS4, but the 360 also offers the diversity and singularity that you can’t find with the new Xbox One, seeing as it requires you to have an internet connection and what not for it to even work. I’m not sure how others think of me saying this and I’m not sure if there are any shared opinions of this topic, but I’m… Read more »

Jason Walsh
Jason Walsh

Or in short, my ideal ES6 would have the scope of ES Arena with the detail of Skyrim. Ah one can dream 😀

Jason Walsh
Jason Walsh

1. The stunning, breathtaking landscapes are probably the biggest hook. Morowind’s graphics weren’t amazing, but WHAT they rendered fascinated and intrigued people. These amazing landscape you WANT to discover;- they are rewards in themselves. They took this to the next level in Skyrim; those landscapes were so compelling and believable that it’s almost enough to explore for the landscape sake and nothing else. This has been very strong in the series and ES6 should keep up the trend by building their stories on the framework of such fantastic landscapes. 2. The depth of culture, history and mystery evident across those… Read more »

Aidan,Nevins

Look at Star Wars. It used some of the best developers, huge amounts of resources and it fell flat. You cannot have a P2P game in a market where everything is Freemium. Make a Freemium game, balance it out the best you can and just like World Of Tanks, Hawken, LoL you get millions upon millions of people playing. The revenue comes from Advertising, Cosmetics and hell in an Elder Scrolls game online you should have a paid currency so you can buy Ore, Armor, Gear,Etc. In a military shooter I want balance, In a flight/Tank simulator I want balance.… Read more »

Mathew Chilton
Mathew Chilton

I dont see TESO being too successful, as it doesnt really bring anything new to the table. They pitched a good game, but once you get in and play it, it’s World of the Elderscrolls Craft. It’s easy, unchallenging, offers little to no exploration, and holds your hand through the entire experience. It’s NOT an elder scrolls experience, it IS an MMO experience.

Soren
Soren

I’m a fan of single player; having complete control of the pace of the story and how I go about completing it. The Elder Scrolls franchise as progressed this far, so I trust that they will continue on their current path with console games, and leave multiplayerto the elder scrolls online (it’s intended purpose…). As far as location, I honestly don’t know. Though a Dwemer prequel would be really cool (or any kind of historic prequel like this)! Of maybe Elder Scrolls: Fall of the Falmer.

Dragonborn
Dragonborn

I want them to go back to the single player games, maybe a Skyrim sequel? I don’t know, but next gen consoles will make the graphics really good.

joeblogs
joeblogs

i don’t have an issue with the pay monthly fee, i loved oblivion and skyrim has got to be one of my favourite games ever that being said, to pay 12 quid each month i would have to dedicate a lot of time to the game to get my moneys worth for that reason i wont be buying it. I’ll be hoping they release an offline one player game in the future.

Ranger
Ranger

We’ll I don’t expect this game to be free either but still the game is gonna be cool these are my kind of type of a game so anyways, The game least expected to be free since it’s really advanced kind of game just like final fantasy realm reborn so I hardly suggest it’s for free.

Dou Chebag
Dou Chebag

The only thing I’ve so far heard even rumored is that there will be an ES6 RPG to continue the solo franchise (in the wake of ESO). I was kinda surprised to hear that, but less so when I discovered it was a Zenimax vs Beth Game Studios distinction. Yeah Im sure they do share a few resources, but overall different timetables and budget. But beyond that nothing, not even credible rumors. And why? Because of the obvious Fallout 4 BGS is far more credibly currently working on. I honestly dont know why I never see comments regarding the obviousness… Read more »

MarkL12
MarkL12

It didn’t work with SWTOR, it won’t work with ESO. They should have pulled the plug on this back when the TORtanic sank.

Chris Willis
Chris Willis

That’s a tough question, or rather a complicated one for me to answer. You see, Skyrim did so many things right that Oblivion simply did not. They made the user interface far far better, the world even more beautiful, and got rid of systems that just didn’t work. It all came together like the masterpiece it is. However with that said, the elder scrolls online title will have to do a great job of making the world feel alive, npc’s that feel human, the combat fun and responsive, and of getting others together while having so much fun. The true… Read more »

Danny V
Danny V

$400. Ps4 + $50. Psn +$25. Wifi + $60. A game not complaining its worth the experience but $180. A year for ES online (smh) nope u lost a fan Bethesda

Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien

ESO looks great and i dont believe they will have any trouble with the monthly fee. If ZOS keeps it fresh with regular updates, the game will be around for years.

Benn Perry
Benn Perry

elder scrolls online wont work because of the online subscription fee no one will pay it and there wont be enough player to keep the servers online unless they make they cheaper or free

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