Elder Scrolls Online Won’t Have Companions, Player Housing
When I think of The Elder Scrolls, I tend to think of two things: companions and houses. Wandering the wilderness can get awfully lonely, after all, and once you’ve delved into that dungeon, you’ll want a place to show off all of your sick loot.
Those anxious to create their own retinue and household in The Elder Scrolls Online will, unfortunately, be sorely disappointed. Bethesda seems to be focusing more on multiplayer interaction (not necessarily a bad thing!) than the bells and whistles of the solo player’s experience.
I can understand removing companions — other players can fill that role, after all — but houses? Housing is a pretty vital feature of the Elder Scrolls series, and I’m going to be very sad if I have to go without a rack to show off my latest hand-crafted absurdly-powerful weapon. Not to mention the potential of having thieves steal from player houses. Casing somebody’s home sounds like a lot of fun!
We’ve got a ton more details in our full The Elder Scrolls Online hands-on preview.