Elder Scrolls Online will “cut through the noise” of crowded MMO market

By Dave Cook
25 March 2013 08:05 GMT

The Elder Scrolls Online game director Matt Firor has stated that having the might of a big IP like Bethesda’s RPG series in the MMO scene will help differentiate it from the rest of the crowded market.

Speaking with GI.biz, Firor said, “It is a crowded space, but this is Elder Scrolls. One of things of having a huge IP like Elder Scrolls is it cuts through the noise. It’s safe to say – looking at the lines for people to play – that everyone knows about it.

“That is the first step to getting a lot of people into the game. Part of the crowded landscape is it’s hard to get your message out there. When you say ‘Elder Scrolls’, we don’t have a problem getting the message out, which helps us immensely”.

Firor believes the IP is ripe for the MMO treatment. It’s a natural fit he believes will see players flocking to it in droves, “Elder Scrolls is definitely a quality target, but everything it brings with it intrinsically is almost perfectly suited for an MMO. Giant open world, lots of cool classes, lots of history and depth, the cool combat system that you just experienced.

“That came from Elder Scrolls. That by far outweighs the expectations of the crowd who hear Elder Scrolls and want to come in. We want to make it meet their expectations,”

On the actual hands-on experience, Firor added that fans who already know how The Elder Scrolls games work will no issue getting accustomed to Bethesda’s MMO landscape, but newcomers might need to think about it a bit.

What about you readers? Does the Elder Scrolls Online present an attractive prospect, or do you prefer to fly solo? Let us know below.

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