Elder Scrolls Online Rumor Surfaces Again
Earlier this month, a rumor was going around the net that ZeniMax Media had purchased the domain name “elderscrollsonline.com”, although the company had yet to comment on even the remote possibility of an Elder Scrolls MMO – the speculation had people either up in arms, or so excited that they were doing the pee-pee dance in the streets.While the acquisition of the domain name is indeed true, no word of even the possibility of multiplayer or said MMO has been given on the lauded series, so the news was filed under “rumor” in most gamers minds.
Today, however, the rumor is gaining new ground now that ZeniMax Online ,which is the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, has announced that it acquired the rights to use Simutronics’ HeroEngine. We are all well aware that the HeroEngine was designed specifically for crafting MMO titles, therefore, this has given gossip and speculation junkies something more to talk about.
Launched on August 1 with the intention of focusing on the MMO market, ZeniMax Online may actually be working on a new MMO, but to jump to the conclusion that it is an Elder Scrolls related game before an official announcement has been issued is just plain silly. Granted, it may actually come to fruition, but until we all know for sure – we need to maintain a collective form of restraint before we either: a) get our panties in a wad, or b) get our hopes up only to be disappointed.
From a personal perspective, I am hoping against all hope that an MMO version never happens, as I would rather have a new single-player expansion (or an entirely new game) than see one of my favorite games of all time become the next disappointing MMO. Yes, it could be cool, but what would the game loose in the process? A lot if you ask me, and if they do intend to take the Elder Scrolls online, they better make damn sure they do not ruin the franchise as a whole.
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