It looks like Elder Scrolls V is taking a bit of a turn for the Elder Scrolls franchise, as it’s rumored that the game will be a “true sequel” to Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Oblivion is our editor’s favorite game of all time, hence the posting of a rumor. But by all accounts, the rumor is just about confirmed. And The Elder Scrolls V may even be an MMO.
According to the Danish Eurogamer counterpart, Bethesda is working on a fifth game in the franchise that continues the storyline set out in Oblivion. The site’s source for the article “not only confirmed that the game is in current production, but also spoke briefly about the content — with fantasy-sounding phrases like Dragon Lord, something with The Blades — and that voice acting for the characters in the game is currently happening in the weeks to follow.”
Bethesda has been long rumored to be working on a massively multiplayer game, and although the company’s been focused on its Fallout games, none of those outings has been an MMO. Could the new Elder Scrolls be the oft-discussed but never-confirmed Bethesda MMO?
In our editor’s opinion, an MMO for the Elder Scrolls franchise could be a move in the right direction, at least in terms of sales potential and engagement. But it would certainly be a departure for the series, as the previous games haven’t even had a multiplayer component, let alone a massive one. You can rest assured that we’ll keep you posted on the next Elder Scrolls game and its gameplay details once they’re officially announced.