Here's What's Coming To The Elder Scrolls Online In The Future

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The Elder Scrolls Online has officially been out for four weeks now, and director Matt Firor has put up a big blog post to celebrate.


In the post, Firor promises that he and his team at Zenimax Online Studios are zapping bugs, banning gold bots, and fixing all sorts of stuff in their weekly game updates. He also addresses the game's mixed reviews, promising that he and the team are listening to the criticism. "The important thing for you, the community, to know is that we're looking at ALL the feedback (from critics and from players), we're addressing any shortcomings, and we'll continue to do so," Firor writes.

The post ends with a list of features that Firor says are coming to The Elder Scrolls Online in the future:

  • A system that allows grouped players to see each other even when they're in different phases
  • A justice system—steal from and kill NPCs and deal with the consequences if you are caught
  • Migration of European Megaserver to our European datacenter.
  • Field of View (FOV) adjustment
  • Armor dyeing and tinting
  • Two new Veteran Dungeons: Crypt of Hearts and City of Ash
  • New region of Craglorn with a new Trial (the Serpent)
  • Increased ability to pick up items in the world
  • Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood storyline and quests.
  • Spellcrafting
  • Horse Racing
  • Dragonstar Arena—similar to Trials, but built for a group of four
  • Improvements to fishing
  • Crafting system improvements
  • Improved Looking for Group system
  • Better NPC facial animations
  • Guild functionality updates: guild store interface updates, customizable guild insignias, tabards, and guild ranks, and Guild Kiosks—guild stores open to everyone that are available to the highest-bidding guild.
  • Auto-leveling dungeons that level to your group leader
  • Awards when you repeat dungeons
  • Imperial City PvP dungeon

One last tidbit: as a way of apologizing for all the bugs and issues, Zenimax is offering five days of free game time to current players.

"In recognition of this experience and to show our gratitude to everyone who supported the launch, we are giving an additional five days of included game time to every ESO player who set up an active account prior to 8pm EDT Thursday May 1st and who are currently enjoying their 30 days of included game time," Firor writes. "If you're eligible to receive the five additional days, a confirmation will be sent to your account's registered email address."



Call me when it is free to play. I would love me some more Elder Scrolls, but as a working married adult I just don't get enough time to justify a subscription. It took me over a year to "finish" Skyrim (around 120 hours play time) and that was basically the only game I played that year.