The Elder Scrolls Online has established itself as one of the leading MMORPGs in the gaming universe, but is there an ESO 2 on the horizon? Creative Director Rich Lambert explains why he doesn’t think a sequel is necessary.
As the MMORPG genre regains momentum following Amazon Games’ New World and the western release of Smilegate RPG’s Lost Ark, The Elder Scrolls Online hopes to capitalize on this sudden influx of new players with ESO High Isle; the latest chapter in Tamriel’s history.
High Isle allows players to explore this dazzling, Monaco-like world (and the horrors that lurk beneath), opening up a whole new area of the map. In the caldera of an ancient volcano there is a whole new range of activities to keep your hero or heroine busy.
However, with MMOs once again reaching their prime, all eyes are on what the future holds for The Elder Scrolls Online; specifically, whether or not we’ll see an ESO 2. The creative director of the game, Rich Lambert, has been candid about where he sees Bethesda’s iconic franchise next; and, spoiler alert, a sequel, right?
ESO’s Creative Director rules out Elder Scrolls Online 2
As The Elder Scrolls Online continues to change with each expansion, Lambert sees no need for a sequel to the classic MMO.
“You know, I’ve been asked that question a few times,” he said to Dexerto. “My answer is I’m not sure what a ‘2’ next to the name would get us in terms of types of stories we could tell differently or places we could go.
“Maybe that could be a different era – we’re in the second era – but our focus is on that at the moment [the current version of [ESO]. Players love it, the game is still growing like crazy; why should we jeopardize that at this point? Why don’t we just keep making the game great and supporting the community we have?
“We’re definitely not done yet,” he concludes. “There are many places we still want to explore, there are tons of stories we still want to tell. We’re filling out the map slowly, so that gives you a hint about the future; but we also have an almost infinite number of realms of oblivion that have not yet been explored.”
Emphasizing that there is “no shortage of things to do and stories to tell,” the future for ESO and the world of Tamriel looks bright.
For now, however, all eyes are on High Isle and the monsters that lurk beneath its crystal clear waters.
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