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Skyrim GI Scans Arrive, Definitely Won't Be A MMORPG

We told you that next month's Game Informer would feature The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and those scans have already hit the Internet.

We've got one of them for you here, and you can see the rest over at GamingEverything; they're well worth a glance. You might spot some new tidbits of information before your greedy eyes fall upon next month's issue. But there's one specific detail that has started to make the rounds amongst RPG fans: it had been rumored in the past that the next Elder Scrolls iteration would be a MMO. The games are pretty darn close to that style of gaming, anyway, and it was believed that fans would actually approve of the shift to an all-online multiplayer venue. However, if you're not one of those people, you'll be happy to know that these scans prove Skyrim is indeed a single-player adventure; it's no MMO. For those who prefer to think of role-playing as a genre best experienced in solitary mode (and I'm one such gamer), this comes as good news. Besides, there are plenty of other options if you desire the massively multiplayer setting.

Be sure to set aside a large chunk of time when the fifth Elder Scrolls drops. Like, maybe a few hundred hours or so.

Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Tags: skyrim scans, elder scrolls v, skyrim info

1/7/2011 8:40:00 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

Lenoxseer
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 9:42:35 AM

I agree. Uncharted will have to wait.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 9:59:09 PM
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I've read a few small details about the changes made to the game from Oblivion, and I must admit that it is sounding really good. It actually appears as though Bethesda has implemented some of the things that they learnt with Fallout 3 into it.

But really, I think an Elder Scrolls MMO is a good idea, just make sure it isn't a part of the numbered series. With the brilliance of Bethesda at the helm, I really do think that it could take a chunk out of the WoW market.
Peace.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 10:17:14 PM
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Skyrim is way up my list and I hadn't heard that rumor but it is good that it is squashed. Trust me, the LAST thing you want in Elder Scrolls is a bunch of immature twerps who make it their job to harry you at every turn on your missions. All I need is some stalker to bash me on the noggin while I'm picking a lock.

But, that's not to say an Elder Scrolls MMO wouldn't work, it just has to be a separate game and NOT an additional option on an existing game. The damned thing is restricted enough on that DVD anyway.

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Qubex
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 11:47:04 PM

I have to agree... I think Skyrim should be a superlative experience. The scans seem to show us and amazing graphics engine to boot. It looks like a very good game built on what seemed to be a solid foundation, that of Oblivion.

This may help me to get back into something more RPG-based than in the past. I am missing a good fantasy adventure of sorts... bring it on...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Beamboom
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 4:03:45 PM

Not every mmorpg is a pvp game, World. Quite the contrary - usually there are dedicated zones, or arenas, where players can play against each other. And in the arenas the battles are usually done in a very good manner and with high morale (never kill a player laying down, never stab someone who's not accepted a duel, never interfer in other persons duels, respect the "no-death agreement" (to avoid running back to arena from spawn point) etc).
In other games (such as Star Wars Galaxies) the player has to manually tag him/herself as attackable by other players, and this is a setting one can turn off anytime.

In an MMO on the other hand, you would have done that mission of yours along with friends you've come across and liked while playing, helping eachother out and having a laugh while doing so. THAT is the core of what mmorpg is all about.


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Milonakis
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 10:54:31 PM
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I really hope this game is released reasonably bug free. The last thing bethesda needs is another fallout new vegas

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 1:50:45 AM

I'm hoping the updated engine will take care of some of that, and well I think most of the Vegas bugs were because of the dreaded Obsidian.

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aaronisbla
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 6:16:31 AM

most of the bugs i think were caused by the really outdated engine the game uses. but obsidian does get some blame, they should have tested the game more

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 4:53:22 PM

I don't get that argument.

Wouldn't an older (and therefore more familiar) engine be LESS prone to bugs than a newer one?

p.s. Duh Bearssssss!

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Proxy
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 7:12:59 PM

All of those bugs were Bethesda's fault not the engine. Honestly, Bethesda are some second class programmers. They only released patches for Fallout 3 because of DLC.

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Proxy
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 8:02:48 PM

The only reason*

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Temjin001
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 1:34:43 AM
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It's looking great. I like the vibe I'm feeling from the art design.

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Temjin001
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 10:11:58 AM

It has something of a Scandinavian orientation to it's art design. I suspect this game takes place before Oblivion. Sociologically/historically speaking.

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bloody_rootz
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 2:37:23 AM
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pics r shaping up great. once it is released prepare for a loooooong ride.

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kraygen
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 4:14:33 AM
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As long as I don't get stuck as a vampire for the whole game I'll buy it.

Honestly I hope it's closer to morrowwind than oblivion. Altho I wouldn't mind it having better combat than both of them.

Honestly tho after bethesda specifically told me they knew about bugs and had no plans to fix them, I'm not buying anything else from them until it's in the bargain bin.

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 5:14:00 AM
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I;ll wait to the game of the year edition, you just know it'll be flooded with DLC.

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Alienange
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 7:48:56 AM
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Real fans of Bethesda knew all along that the next Elder Scrolls would not be an MMO. These phony "fans" who keep flapping their mouths about TES becoming an MMO don't read or pay any attention the company who makes this great series. The guys at Bethesda LOVE the single player RPG experience. So that's what they make.

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