Category Archives: ESO News

This category tracks development news related to The Elder Scrolls Online. Major updates from ZeniMax as well as widespread rumors and speculation are discussed in detail here.

Hands-On With The Elder Scrolls Online

Hands-On With The Elder Scrolls Online
This past week, I was afforded the immeasurable privilege of visiting the ZeniMax Online studios in Hunt Valley, Maryland to attend a small media event unveiling many of the cornerstone features of The Elder Scrolls Online.¬†Matt Firor, Paul Sage, and the other lead developers of the […]

Combat in The Elder Scrolls Online

Combat in The Elder Scrolls Online
Combat in ESO features a simple and intuitive control scheme that relies heavily on situational responsiveness and an action combat system to keep the game from becoming overly predictable or repetitive. Perhaps the most significant contribution of this system to the MMO genre comes through […]

Gameplay Impressions of ESO

Gameplay Impressions of ESO
Without a doubt, the most rewarding portion of the Elder Scrolls Online press event was the opportunity to sit down and play the game. We were given around 5 hours with which to delve directly into the world and see the core gameplay concepts in action. Ultimately playing the game is the […]

Developer Interview: Matt Firor and Paul Sage

Developer Interview: Matt Firor and Paul Sage
During my visit to ZeniMax Online Studios I had the amazing opportunity to sit down and talk to the two most influential people behind the development of The Elder Scrolls Online. Matt Firor, game director for Elder Scrolls Online is a titan of the MMO industry and a personal hero of mine […]

Developer Interview: Brian Wheeler

Developer Interview: Brian Wheeler
During my visit to the ZeniMax Online Studio I had the chance to sit down for a long conversation with Brian Wheeler, Lead PvP Designer for The Elder Scrolls Online. We have known for a while that three faction RvR in Cyrodiil is one of the crown jewels of TESO endgame, but the details […]

Possible Confirmation of TESO Business Model?

Possible Confirmation of TESO Business Model?
Earlier today, the job listings page for ZeniMax Media Inc. featured a posting seeking an “Accounting/Finance Manager” to join the ZeniMax Online team at their headquarters in Hunt Valley, MD. The position description was given as: ZeniMax Online Studios is seeking an […]