An Overview of The Elder Scrolls Online

In lieu of my normal weekly screenshot dissection, I’m excited to share an awesome new video that provides a general overview of the gameplay mechanics and design philosophies behind The Elder Scrolls Online. This video features gameplay and environments from ESO in glorious HD, while giving a general summary that introduces the game to new fans. I hope you all enjoy watching, and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! What scene got you the most excited? What features of ESO do you think will help it stand out as a MMO and as an Elder Scrolls RPG? What do you hope to see or hear more about next from ZeniMax?

All video footage belongs to ZeniMax Online Studios. All credit and rights to background music belong to Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Online Studios. Composed by Jeremy Soule.

Tracks Used (in order):

  • The Elder Scrolls Online – Main Theme
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Reign of the Septims
  • The Elder Scrolls Online – Untitled
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Tooth and Claw
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Fall of the Hammer
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind – Silt Sunrise
  • The Elder Scrolls Online – Untitled
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Steel on Steel
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind – Bright Spears, Dark Blood
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Caught Off Guard
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Death Knell
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Death or Sovngarde

292 responses to “An Overview of The Elder Scrolls Online”

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    Erlexx

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    Altmer Templar

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    Great video! No wonder you were working so hard on it!

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    Tonsha

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    Orc Templar

    Speechless! asdfghjkl

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    Hordearii

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    Khajiit Nightblade

    Completely outdone the entire ESO community with this one Andrew! Brilliant work!

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    mertusta

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    Altmer Templar

    Elder Scrolls Türk

    Nice work!

    Elder Scrolls Türk

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    Deftknight

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    Wow…just…wow *Speechless* That is the definitive must watch video. Incredible! Thank you.

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    fuctanyway

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    The Emeric Covenant

    great video

    Even with your imaginary god you don’t stand a chance.

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    Sujis

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    Khajiit Templar

    Must say that this video was a great way to get up to date with ESO. Keep up the good works guys!

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    Ansakil

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    Altmer

    That’s really a great compilation of information we have so far, a must watch. Great work.

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    Kragash

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    A marvelous summary! The best info I’ve seen so far. Thanks!

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    Elloa

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    Breton Templar

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    Awesome work! I’ve no other words! This video is perfect!

     

    Shared on Anook.com  >>> here

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    Bahrain

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    Breton

    Love the video! Really good job :) Cant wait to test to help ZOS!

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    Zanthor Titanius

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    I hope they scale the intelligence of enemies. for example, the idea of enemies with synergies sounds great, but mudcrabs shouldn’t be smart enough to do something like that!

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    Niurok

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    Bosmer Nightblade

    So is Nirn the planet or Tamriel?  Since when have there been other continents?

    Death is the ultimate fairness!

    If I’m a douchebag well at least I’m scoring!

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    King

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    Khajiit Templar

    Wow, that was a really good video. Definitely filled me in on some information that I had missed out on.

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    Nazathul

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    Dunmer Dragonknight

    So well done! Great video!

    Master yourself, master the enemy- Lee Sin

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    Julliarth

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    Nord Dragonknight

    Awesome video. Thank you for the work!

     

    Our greatest strength is the adversity we have overcome.

     

    Our resolve is glacial, our might is forged in fire, and our courage, cultivated by the beasts of the jungle.

     

    We are Ebonheart.

    We are as one.

     

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    Julliarth

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    Nord Dragonknight

    Niurok said on June 26, 2013 :

    So is Nirn the planet or Tamriel? Since when have there been other continents?

    Yes, it is. Other continents have been mentioned in previous titles of the series, but the player was never allowed to travel there. Maybe this time we might!! I hope so.

     

    Our greatest strength is the adversity we have overcome.

     

    Our resolve is glacial, our might is forged in fire, and our courage, cultivated by the beasts of the jungle.

     

    We are Ebonheart.

    We are as one.

     

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    Svarl of Arlestheim

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    Fantastic! Great for catching up on small details that I missed along the way. Thank you very much!

     Guildmaster of the Ebonheart Metalworker’s Union

    ’’Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle, but in defeating the Enemy without ever fighting’’ The Art of War, Sun Tzu

    ’Secundum Verbum Tuum’ According to thy word.

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    Julliarth

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    Zanthor-Titanius said on June 26, 2013 :

    I hope they scale the intelligence of enemies. for example, the idea of enemies with synergies sounds great, but mudcrabs shouldn’t be smart enough to do something like that!

    That’s true. I also hope that the chickens won’t discover any explosive properties…it would kill us fast!! hahaha

     

    Our greatest strength is the adversity we have overcome.

     

    Our resolve is glacial, our might is forged in fire, and our courage, cultivated by the beasts of the jungle.

     

    We are Ebonheart.

    We are as one.

     

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    Dantemix

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    is the game free to play?

     

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