There are few intellectual properties left in the world quite as
appropriate for creation into a massively multiplayer online game as
the Elder Scrolls series. When ZeniMax Online Studios was announced
back in 2007, there were a number of press outlets that began guessing
about the future of the studio and which IP the studio would be
pursuing. Now with a Fallout MMO being firmly talked about by
Interplay, Ten Ton Hammer's Cody "Micajah" Bye turns his eye towards an
Elder Scrolls-based MMO and what such a game would look like.
Basically, I imagine that The Elder Scrolls Online would take place
shortly after the events of the last Elder Scrolls game, Oblivion. To
make a long story short, the rightful heir to the Imperial throne,
which is located on the continent of Tamriel, has died and has left the
throne empty. For any fantasy aficionado, this is a prime set-up for a
huge struggle as a variety of combatants struggle to emerge victorious
in the vacuum of power. Can we say PvP-based confrontations anyone?