The Elder Scrolls series News


The Elder Scrolls Online video explores gathering, crafting

By John Keefer, May 16, 2013 4:30pm PDT

Every massively multiplayer game has some sort of gathering mechanic where players can use items they find to craft useful things that they won't have to spend money on. The Elder Scrolls Online will be no different, as a new video talks about exploration and gathering in Ta...


"That would be the ideal way, but the more instancing you do, the less it feels like an actual MMO."

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Elder Scrolls Online trailer hunts for the player's soul

By John Keefer, May 02, 2013 4:15pm PDT

In The Elder Scrolls Online, we have learned that the god of schemes Molag Bal is threatening Tamriel with a trip to his realm of Oblivion. He steals the player's soul in the beginning of the game and hides it. A new trailer offers a bit more on where the soul may be held.


"Haha very well said. That game allows you to be SO many things that one point you have to ask, ..."

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Skyrim 'Legendary Edition' spotted at European retail

By Steve Watts, Apr 19, 2013 8:00am PDT

A Polish retail site has listed a Skyrim "Legendary Edition" that includes all three DLC expansions.


"It'll probably be $25 or so come the Christmas Steam sale, so you could just wait until then and ..."

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Skyrim development done, Bethesda moving on

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 15, 2013 9:45am PDT

After three DLC expansions, Bethesda is done with its latest Elder Scrolls adventure, Skyrim.


"Hopefully they'll properly support large resolution. I haven't been able to properly play Skyrim ..."

- dookiebot see all 82 comments

The Elder Scrolls: Arena rated in Australia

By Steve Watts, Apr 15, 2013 8:05am PDT

The Elder Scrolls: Arena has been given a rating by the Australian Classification Board, indicating that the game may be getting a remake or re-release.


"what? daggerfall is great to fuck around with. you really get to see what things have been cut ..."

- happynoodle see all 16 comments

Skyrim 'Legendary' difficulty available on PS3, Xbox 360 today

By Steve Watts, Apr 08, 2013 10:30am PDT

Skyrim's 1.9 update is available on consoles today, bringing the new "Legendary" difficulty and skill resetting system to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players.


"Any game can have a weird difficulty spike, it has nothing to do with whether the difficulty ..."

- Herman Toothrot see all 41 comments

The Elder Scrolls Online preview: proving ground

By Steve Watts, Mar 19, 2013 7:30am PDT

Our first hands-on of The Elder Scrolls Online reveals a slightly more optimistic portrait than some skeptical early impressions, but the game's fate still rests on its business model.


"Which is totally understandable why that was your last pre-order in 10 years, lol."

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Elder Scrolls Online dev explains divergent quest paths

By Steve Watts, Mar 19, 2013 7:00am PDT

The Elder Scrolls Online creative director Paul Sage talks about how two players who make different choices will sometimes have their versions of the game reconciled, and other times will split apart.


" Right? I wish they would flush Elder Scrolls Online, give us Fallout 4 (ffs) then get to ..."

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Skyrim 1.9 beta update adds 'Legendary' difficulty, skill reset

By Steve Watts, Mar 04, 2013 10:30am PST

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is starting the beta test for its 1.9 update, which adds a new "Legendary" difficulty and effectively removes the level cap by letting you reset "Legendary" skills upon hitting 100.


"the only practical benefit i can see from resetting skills is to respec your skill points, so ..."

- senor135 see all 28 comments

Skyrim 1.8 update preps PlayStation 3 for Dragonborn

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2013 10:15am PST

Skyrim is getting a 1.8 update on PlayStation 3, to prepare the game for the first DLC pack set to hit tomorrow.


First Skyrim DLC for PS3 coming February 12

By John Keefer, Feb 01, 2013 8:45am PST

PlayStation 3 owners waiting to experience the new additions to Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim can finally get excited. After Bethesda confirmed that the three DLC packs were coming in February, the publisher finally has nailed down the dates.


Elder Scrolls Online beta sign-ups open

By Steve Watts, Jan 22, 2013 8:45am PST

The Elder Scrolls Online beta sign-ups have opened, and the form features a status bar that grants you better odds for selection the more information you fill out.


"I can't think of any open world game or MMO that doesn't still make use of loading screens at ..."

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Elder Scrolls Online trailer: the lead loremaster

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST

Why are three factions at war in The Elder Scrolls Online? Because MMORPG's often use large-scale conflict to add a sense of importance to their repetitive quests. Oh no, but that's too simple. No, it's the sort of issue only a 'loremaster' can explain, and ZeniMax has deplo...


"We will be seeing a Rise of the Triads in games soon I'll wager."

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All Skyrim DLC finally coming to PS3 next month

By John Keefer, Jan 18, 2013 9:00am PST

It's been a long time coming, but it appears that DLC for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is finally coming to PlayStation 3 next month, at a discount no less, starting with Dragonborn. Oh, and PC folks will get Dragonborn in February as well.


"Why exactly do they have to be released at the same time? If the PC version is done, then ..."

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Field Report: Skyrim 'Dragonborn' - an expansion in every sense

By Steve Watts, Dec 10, 2012 10:35am PST

Hands-on impressions of the "Dragonborn" expansion to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which just hit Xbox 360 and is set for PC and PlayStation 3 next year.


"Was probably impossible to expand the world due to consoles, they had huge problems with the PS3 ..."

- utgaardsloke see all 16 comments