As Gary Gannon said in the video: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, you know that an Elder Scrolls MMORPG is in the works. Our panel for This Week In MMO would be remiss if it didn’t talk about this franchise hitting the MMO space.
When shifting to a massively multiplayer environment, some of the core features of the series have to be changed. The first on the list is the player’s perspective. The single-player games for Elder Scrolls have always been a first-person game, but the MMORPG version of the game will be in third-person. Even though it’s completely possible for player to change that perspective in the single-player game, many players consider the first-person POV to be the way Skyrim and other Elder Scrolls games are intended to be played — despite Mike Schaffnit saying that he plays from third-person all the time. However, Gary thinks it would be extremely innovative for Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) to have first-person as the default perspective, and he wants “to be ganked from behind” — take that as you will.
ESO tops our news for this week, but don’t miss out on the latest news from Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Secret World, and WildStar. Gary Gannon leads the panel of Mike B and Mike Schaffnit from GAMEBREAKER and ZAM on This Week In MMO!