When are we going to see a new elder scrolls game?

Posted by theditor (61 posts) -

The title pretty much says it all. I'd really like one with a more orignial style such as that of Morrowind, rather than the mroe drab medival forest-and-castle setting of Oblivion. Don't get me wrong, the combat was incredibly improved and the levelling up system was a lot cooler in Oblivion, but Morrowind always stood out to me as something fresh in terms of the way it looked (and sounded). I want more giant mushroom trees and weird pyramid housing complexs in my next Elder Scrolls game, Bethesda. and maybe the people in it won't look like melted wax mannequins if you guys get ahold of the rage engine. Wouldn't that be great?
#1 Posted by theditor (61 posts) -

The title pretty much says it all. I'd really like one with a more orignial style such as that of Morrowind, rather than the mroe drab medival forest-and-castle setting of Oblivion. Don't get me wrong, the combat was incredibly improved and the levelling up system was a lot cooler in Oblivion, but Morrowind always stood out to me as something fresh in terms of the way it looked (and sounded). I want more giant mushroom trees and weird pyramid housing complexs in my next Elder Scrolls game, Bethesda. and maybe the people in it won't look like melted wax mannequins if you guys get ahold of the rage engine. Wouldn't that be great?
#2 Edited by Baillie (4282 posts) -

Rage engine? That engine ain't so great on big games. 
 
And before you say it, yes I know RDR was using it, but hey Fallout 3 looks better.

#3 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

soon. they're already working on V arent they ?

#4 Posted by Landon (4164 posts) -
@Baillie said:
" Rage engine? That engine ain't so great on big games.  And before you say it, yes I know RDR was using it, but hey Fallout 3 looks better. "
Did you just say Fallout 3 is a better looking game than Red Dead Redemption?
#5 Posted by theditor (61 posts) -

I said Rage engine, I meant id tech 5. my mistake.

#6 Posted by RankRabbit (394 posts) -

I wouldn't doubt that they are working on it now secretly in some dungeon somewhere.

#7 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

I hope they're working on a new one.

#8 Posted by Sovereign13 (147 posts) -

I think it's a little unfair to call Oblivion's setting drab. It was meant to be a traditional fantasy setting, and where else would you expect the most uninteresting race to live?

#9 Posted by SSValis (1136 posts) -

man I wish they would, it would jump right up there with the next Half Life. Its sucks because New Vegas looks the same as 3

#10 Posted by septim (774 posts) -

I've heard rumblings for years about it. It's probably in development but they don't want to take the focus away from Rage / Fallout New Vegas.

#11 Posted by theditor (61 posts) -
@Sovereign13: I guess. But thirty feet mushrooms and pterodactyl ridge racers are just plain cooler than oaks and boars.
#12 Posted by AndrewB (7689 posts) -

I'd almost like to see them do a remake/update to Morrowind, or even a game in the same Ashland region. Morrowind with MGE to extend the view distance ultra far is freaking amazing, but the combat and skill systems are practically broken compared to those in Oblivion.
 
I'd obviously love to see a full-fledged sequel too, and I agree that I'd rather it have a creative direction more similar to that of Morrowind than Oblivion. Hopefull the game is indeed in development now. It will eventually get made, but I'd rather see it sooner than later and avoid the Half-Life effect.

#13 Posted by jessej07 (213 posts) -

I can't put my finger on what it was about Morrowind, but for some reason it seemed like a much more culturally rich game.  When I play I get a sense that I'm really interacting with a diverse set of amazing species and characters.  It's possible that it is just me reading into the experience, not having a lot of voice acting or even fast travel (per se) to rely on, but Morrowind always felt like the more thought out and deep experience.  Anyone else feel this way?  Obviously Oblivion was great... I absolutely loved it, but every time I talk about Oblivion with someone I have to fall back on "but, did you ever play Morrowind?"  I think it's because Morrowind has such an enriching history to it that is interwoven into the adventuring in a way that Oblivion didn't.

#14 Posted by Chris2KLee (2338 posts) -
@jessej07 said:
" I can't put my finger on what it was about Morrowind, but for some reason it seemed like a much more culturally rich game.  When I play I get a sense that I'm really interacting with a diverse set of amazing species and characters.  It's possible that it is just me reading into the experience, not having a lot of voice acting or even fast travel (per se) to rely on, but Morrowind always felt like the more thought out and deep experience.  Anyone else feel this way?  Obviously Oblivion was great... I absolutely loved it, but every time I talk about Oblivion with someone I have to fall back on "but, did you ever play Morrowind?"  I think it's because Morrowind has such an enriching history to it that is interwoven into the adventuring in a way that Oblivion didn't. "
Yeah, Oblivion was really just generic European fantasy. I like Morrowinds setting, it was a foreign land with it's own plants and wildlife, it really felt different. I'm not sure the main story was as strong, but Morrowind had great design.
#15 Posted by theditor (61 posts) -

the funny thing is i've never finished the main quest in either game. though i probably have about 8 different playthroughs of each game.

#16 Posted by lovecreep (166 posts) -

Probably next Gen saddly.
#17 Posted by VoodooTerror (607 posts) -

never

#18 Posted by natetodamax (19219 posts) -

There's a really good chance that they will make another Fallout game before they make another Elder Scrolls game, the reason being that they purchased the rights to Fallout to make more than one game with it.

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