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Skyrim is not an MMO

by on 12/14/2010

Like everyone who viewed the trailer for Bethesda’s Skyrim we were left with a huge assortment of questions and mine happened to be focused around multiplayer.

Luckily I contacted some people in charge of their PR and they had this to say to my question regarding if this would be the MMO that has been in development since around 2006:

“It is not an MMO. We have an MMO studio, ZeniMax Online, but they have not announced what they are working on. Just rumors and speculation. 

You’ll have to wait for any other details on Skyrim. Game Informer has the cover story next month. Stay tuned.”

I had to ask because I remember a $300 million dollar investment that was made for an MMO for the NEXT next-gen Xbox 360 that was rumored to be an Oblivion MMO adaptation and since there has been almost no news on it.

Now knowing that this is not going to be that game although it would have had 5 years in development speculation can focus in a little more. I personally hope for a 2-4 player co-op story seeing as the world of Elder Scrolls is massive and unlike RPG’s like Mass Effect/Dragon Age Bethesda offers a huge free world that can easily allow a group of friends to join together and move through a story together. Mostly because I think it would be fun to have a warrior,mage, and archer group doing quests,missions, and exploring.

Hopefully another one of my hopes won’t be crushed.

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  • Anthony
    12/14/2010 at 10:34 am

    I agree some 2 to 4 player coop would be a welcome if they could pull it off. However i am more intrested in the new game engine it’s utilizes as its said to look “fantastic” and a todd howard quote is that “it’s like your playing a brand new console yet its working on current consoles”. Those words have peaked my intrest a lot. The only other thing i want even more so then coop is for them to just make the game more like morrowind and less like oblivion. Morrowind gave you more choices, more diverse city enviroments, a unique looking fantasy world(while oblivion looks like some lord of the rings shit), and most of all you could kill literally everyone, no one got unconcious, and i also prefer the striders to fast travel. Also the last thing they should do is make sure they get the same guy who made music for morrowind and oblivion to do the soundtrack for this one to as he is really good at it.

    • Darren
      12/14/2010 at 12:30 pm

      I agree. Most of my dislike for fallout at least is the dated graphics and how the post apocalyptic world could have looked even better. I haven’t heard that quote though so that sounds very promising.

      Like I said also though 2-4 player co-op in the huge world they offer would be incredibly fun and if they could take a step further and make it like how Mass Effect/Dragon Age/ and the Lord of the Rings movies are it could be a revolution for RPG story telling. Allowing you and your friends to start its own party and embark on quests with your own unique abilities and being looked at as either a heroic band of fighters or menaces to the world.

  • JC
    12/14/2010 at 12:08 pm

    Fuck off twat, idiots like you who have no better ideas to contribute to a game than to continue your pointless social life online should fuck off and do something else.

    If cunts like you had their way the computer games industry would be dead, and would have never got off the ground. Look at the innovation in any MMO – there is none.

  • lex
    12/14/2010 at 1:13 pm

    You’re an idiot. Let me guess, you never played any TES games until “Oblivion”?

  • jak d ripr
    12/14/2010 at 1:41 pm

    Well thats one more worry scratched off my list, its shaping up quite nicely it seems. I too would love to see some 2-4 player co-op but only if its done well, it should be fun raiding dungeons and taking on dragons with a couple of other buddies. Like a mini world of warcraft.

  • Anthony
    12/14/2010 at 6:25 pm

    Yeah i mean it you could get a group of diverse ally’s then coop could prove to be very fun. Have a knight, a healer, a wizard and rouge ect. I believe they may have to increase the amount of monsters and guards ingame as the amount of players increase to suit the current number of ppl playing and to keep combat challenging. Also would not mind seeing some not really needed but cool to have thing’s like the ability to fish and mine materials. Just some fun little mini games to do to the side. Oh and lets have some underwater area’s to. Like cool caves and what not. Oblivion had so much water but used it for barely anything aside from building up your athletic skill. Also i wonder what skyrim will be like…i mean i know it’s north of cyrodil and covered in snow, and that’s the problom….i don’t know if i want nothing but snow everywhere i look. i mean i like snow…kind of how it was used in oblivion and the morrowind expansion bloodmoon, but i don’t like the idea of the whole game being snowy.

  • Alex
    12/15/2010 at 5:27 pm

    Multiplayer would just ruin the series. Bethesda is well
    Known for great single-player. Stick to their style.

  • 04/11/2012 at 8:35 pm

    An Elder Scrolls game could never work as a multiplayer experience. This is not Call of Duty, Saints Row or even GTA. The style and atmosphere is absolutely antithetical to multiplayer.

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