Should you like your gaming news in tasty, morsel sized scraps, this brand new Elder Scrolls Online trailer will be worth watching. Bethesda’s upcoming massively multiplayer online title, based within their hugely popular universe, will offer your standard quests, exploration and teaming up fare, but given that its the next title in the franchise after the (mostly) rather good Skyrim, the Elder Scrolls Online will have some very big boots to fill.
One way that Bethesda are ensuring that the Elder Scrolls Online is nothing short of the finest MMO that you can shake a ginormous, open world map at is by making character creation the very best that they can, which is important to players given the draw of what will undoubtedly be a hugely popular game. To show off the high quality of their face and body sculpting feature, they’ve released a new trailer, complete with blue hair, rotund stomachs and enough tattoos to make a biker gang jealous and you can watch it after the break.
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Jared Carr, Art Director for Elder Scrolls Online, is the narrator for the video above, stating that “[Bethesda] made a conscious choice that [they] wanted to make their character creation system to be robust.” As detailed in the trailer, Elder Scrolls Online will certainly live up to that, with weight and the amount of muscle that a character can have also being included. Too, various hairstyles and height variations are allowed for and, from what we can gather, the option to choose the colour of those aforementioned tattoos will also be on offer, regardless of chosen race.
And it’s easy to see why Elder Scrolls Online has put such an emphasis on character creation as not only is the game being released on PS4, Xbox One and PC, the three groups of the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact all offer unique philosophies and with them, unique draws, seeing that plenty of players will come flocking to the game. However, character creation is just one part of the MMO jigsaw and Elder Scrolls Online will have to do more for people to play, so we’ll keep you posted on that.
The Elder Scrolls Online release date is 2014 on PS4 and Xbox One.