The Elder Scrolls series News

Elder Scrolls Online plans to sort out bugs with long beta

By Steve Watts, May 25, 2012 7:30am PDT

Elder Scrolls Online director Matt Firor talks about how to avoid the company's reputation for bugs, and how to retain users in the current MMO market.


"Who is letting these guys talk to the media?!? "You give people lots of different types of ..."

- sithspawn see all 7 comments

Skyrim 1.6 adds mounted combat

By Andrew Yoon, May 24, 2012 2:15pm PDT

Bethesda has announced details for their next Skyrim update. Patch 1.6 will add one of the fans' most-requested features: mounted combat.


"Why would anyone choose to play in 3rd person? Big model in your way, further away from the bad ..."

- bladderfish see all 11 comments

Elder Scrolls Online director details how to be 'the hero' in MMOs

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2012 10:30am PDT

Elder Scrolls Online creative director Paul Sage talks about how to retain the feeling of individual heroism in the transition to an MMO.


"We need a ShackPool on this one. What is the over/under on this before it gets canceled? ..."

- Dessicator82 see all 24 comments

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim PC mod downloads top 13 million

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Bethesda Game Studios has revealed that the Skyrim Steam Workshop has reached 13.6 million mod downloads.


"If I was still doing it, I wouldn't bother modding any of these FPS games that spawn a sequel ..."

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The Elder Scrolls Online announced

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2012 9:30am PDT

Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls Online, an MMO set in Tamriel coming to PC and Mac in 2013.


"What disappoints me about this announcement is that the care and forethought , and perhaps even ..."

- Kelevor see all 153 comments

Skyrim: Dawnguard DLC coming to Xbox 360 this summer

By Andrew Yoon, May 01, 2012 11:15am PDT

Bethesda has finally announced the first expansion pack for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Titled Dawnguard, the DLC will arrive first on Xbox 360 this summer.


"Woah nice patch update, items too heavy for your NPC are shaded in the inventory now."

- not work safe see all 34 comments

Skyrim Kinect patch live tomorrow, complete commands list available now

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT

As promised, Bethesda's Kinect-powered update to Skyrim is going live tomorrow. The patch will enable a variety of voice commands, such as quick access to the map and saving.


"Yup, I think the guy who made it expanded the kinect integration so that you could play the ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 12 comments

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim getting Kinect voice controls

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 12, 2012 8:45am PDT

Kinect-powered Dragon Shouts are officially coming to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in a free title update for Xbox 360, due later this month.


"This seems more like a back alley deal than "features" added to an existing title. As you ..."

- rtricoche see all 26 comments

Mojang and ZeniMax settle Scrolls trademark dispute

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 12, 2012 6:15am PDT

2011's slightly silly legal battle between Bethesda parent company ZeniMax and Minecraft developer Mojang over the name 'Scrolls' has drawn to a close with a settlement that sees both parties sort-of getting what they wanted.


"Fuck. That. Black Marsh should be their first game in the new engine."

- AgentPothead see all 5 comments

Skyrim's PS3 problems explained by Bethesda

By Steve Watts, Feb 17, 2012 3:45pm PST

Bethesda's Todd Howard talks about the problems plaguing the PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, how the developer tried to prevent them, and its attitude towards fixing them now.


"Hur hur hur, Dork Doronis, yes because all PS3 games are broken. Moron"

- rythex see all 11 comments

Skyrim Workshop touts 2M downloads, 2,500 mods

By Steve Watts, Feb 14, 2012 8:30am PST

One week since the launch of the Skyrim Workshop, Bethesda has announced over 2 million downloads and 2,500 mods published.


"I went red-eye as an Ork and butchered a bunch of bluecoats, I really miss chopping off arms, I ..."

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Shack PSA: Skyrim PS3 players should create new manual save

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 10, 2012 3:30pm PST

PS3 players were promised more stable play with the newly released 1.4 patch. However, you'll have to jump through a few steps to get the best performance.


"i started seeing some slowdown in my game when i got to around 100hrs but this is on 360. ..."

- dantastic see all 2 comments

Shack PSA: Skyrim 1.4 update on Xbox 360, PS3 today

By Steve Watts, Feb 09, 2012 9:15am PST

The Skyrim 1.4 update is now available on Xbox Live, and should be hitting PlayStation 3 later today. It brings a host of bug and quest fixes.


"Without getting into contract details, in general, it costs to do a patch no matter what. It's ..."

- GaratNW see all 4 comments

Skyrim dragon mounts made in Bethesda 'game jam' experiments

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 09, 2012 7:15am PST

Dragon mounts, home-building, Kinect shouts, werebears, spears, and other strange and wonderful experiments were whipped up for Skyrim by the folks at Bethesda in a 'game jam' week after the game was finished, director Todd Howard has revealed.


"That video was great actually, I watched the whole damn thing. I couldn't stop."

- Gwyndion see all 35 comments

DICE 2012: Skyrim PC players average 75 hours in game; Designer Todd Howard explains why

By Garnett Lee, Feb 09, 2012 6:45am PST

Data from Steam shows that gamers playing Skyrim on PC have racked up an amazing 75 hours of average playtime.


"Yea. There's probably a few in there who bought it without meeting the min specs too."

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