Bethesda has finally saw fit to announce The Elder Scrolls MMO for PC and Mac. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the company closely for some time now, as parent Zenimax purchased an online gaming company specializing in MMOs and renamed it to Zenimax Online.
However, what may bring a slight amount of shock value for a niche demographic of fans is the abruptness with which this game may seem to appear to them directly after Bethesda successfully began suing the ass off developer Interplay who has been working on a now nearly complete Fallout MMO only to get smacked down by Bethesda in an allegedly crooked scheme to reneg on their word.
The Fallout MMO has been scene in a small amount of images that surfaced online. The gameplay, although rumored to be more open world, seemed to resemble the single player Fallout 3 title – which is what fans of the original franchise are going to be after from an MMO from such games as The Elder Scrolls or Fallout.
If The Elder Scrolls does not take the live action route and bring their First Person / Third Person combat system to their MMO then fans may start to become disenfranchised with the idea of Bethesda’s MMO censoring empire.
It really doesn’t seem worth it for Bethesda to have sued Interplay and blocked the Fallout MMO from ever reaching our hands. They should have kept their word and stuck to their business agreement like every other law-abiding citizen is forced to. Now there’s a lot to prove for Bethesda and a bitter taste left over from those in the know about what happened.
Reports are coming in from the likes of GameInformer, and others, that the game is going to be more of a traditional MMO instead of a revolutionary title that could have been much more directly inspired by The Elder Scrolls series itself.
Now we are stuck with the risk of fans rejecting Bethesda’s attempt at an Elder Scrolls MMO in addition to having no back-up plan in the form of a Fallout MMO that keeps them interested. Regardless of the result of their ongoing lawsuit against Interplay’s Fallout MMO, long time Elder Scrolls fans are not going to want to see the franchise’s good name tarnished by mediocrity.
Is The Elder Scrolls MMO FF14 all over again, a title that immediately sparks imagination but ultimately delivers promises that are too good to be true? Time will tell what the fans and Bethesda’s reactions will be to the events to come.Follow RealGamerNewz: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | RSS