Can The Elder Scrolls Online be as good as this 8 minute CG trailer?

Bethesda also outlines the contents of its Imperial Edition, which comes with a 30.5cm Molag Bal statue.

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Bethesda has released a lavish new CG trailer, Arrival, for upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online, continuing the industry trend of giving big-budget MMOs incredible trailers.

The 8 minute trailer (honestly, how much must this have cost to make?) continues the story of the game's last CG trailer, with our trio of cover heroes fighting it out until their attention is diverted to a demonic new threat.

As the trailer continues we get to see the action taken closer to Tamriel's capital city, Cyrodiil, which Oblivion players will already be intimately familiar with.

Bethesda also announced the Imperial Edition of The Elder Scrolls Online, which will be sold both physically and digitally. The boxed version will retail for $99.99/€99.99/£89.99/AU$139.95, and the digital version will be sold for $79.99/€79.99/£69.99/AU$119.95.

The physical edition comes with a 30.5cm status of daedric prince Molag Bal, a 224-page illustrated guide to Tamriel, and a 53.3cm x 66cm map of the continent. You'll also get the game in a fancy steelbook.

As for in-game content--which you'll also find in the digital The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition--players will recieve the ability to play as an Imperial, including an exclusive white horse mount, alongside a Mudcrab pet and the Rings of Mara, which gives you an experience bonus when playing alongside a friend.

The Elder Scrolls Online will be released for PC and Mac on April 4. The game comes with a 30-day subscription to the MMO, but players must then spend $14.99 (€12.99/£8.99) a month to continue playing.

Producer Matt Firor said yesterday that the game would not require PlayStation Plus when it reaches PS4 later in the year.

Discussion

1149 comments
Holdemnutz
Holdemnutz

Has anyone found a way to preorder the physical copy? I would like the box edition for PC, with the book and map but it seems as if the digital version is the only one with preorder option?

runnermpls
runnermpls

It seems quite odd to me that the character who must be a Breton is portrayed as a ninja/assassin type of character and doesn't cast a single spell (I'm not counting Raise Dead as it looks like he's possessed by Molag Bal at that point).  The other two are obviously Nord and Altmer, so the only thing left is Daggerfall, which must be Breton, Redguard, or Orc - no way is that pasty face a Redguard or an Orc!  I've already thought the Daggerfall Covenant might be the least played faction, and this video does nothing to highlight it.

maxtwister
maxtwister

plays exactly like Skyrim with Multiplayer DLC mode and lvl restricted items( i played the Beta) , totally not with 15 a month i give this game a year an a half tops before server dies and mmo crowd moved to the next highly anticipated mmo's (black Desert and Black an Gold online) should be buy to play like Guild wars II,because i since an epic fail coming like SWTOR

BurningUp99
BurningUp99

What's the deal with all these single player console noobs and fanboi's whining about a monthly fee?   This is nothing new to the MMO world but I guess if you're only 10 years old with a 20 dollar PS2 you probably understand very little about business and the world of gaming.  A game like ESO costs millions of dollars to make and then millions more to add content over time.  The only reason games like EQ and WoW survive is because they have subscribers that are paying money to help support it. 

I'm really looking forward to this game I think it's going to have a good community which is huge when it comes to a MMO.  None of us real MMO players want 10 year old single player console wusses in our game anyway.  Go back to Mario now k thanks have fun.


farshin
farshin

Hope they double the subscription to $30 a month. A game with no kids/teenagers. Sounds like a dream. They should separate ages instead of server location by checking ID's....everybody happy then! 

lutarian
lutarian

For all of you that cry about the subscription fee, keep in mind that WOW charges $15 a month and it is a sub-par game. This comes from an experienced MMO player and an ESO  beta tester.

mr_nee
mr_nee

If this game had a Tauren as a playable race, I'd buy it. Kodo FTW

Timothy Daley
Timothy Daley

The tecnology is certainly there but unfortunately I think that the time to create a game of the magnitude of an MMO would take far too long and require far too many people. Financially, it would probably not be prudent. All the same, i think these trailers are a misrepresentation of the game and create a false sense of excitement only to be let down once in the real game. I would prefer for complanies to create all trailers from withing the game engine.

trollingent
trollingent

I think comparing to a lot of games right now I doubt this game will go that far,

but you never know

trollingent
trollingent

I am more looking forward for witcher3 or the new lord of rings game

Peter Bay Jespersen
Peter Bay Jespersen

So you remember the Warcraft II intro ? How the game didn't look like the cutscenes? yet these days, we play movie-quality games in-game most of the time. Perhaps this trailer is a fore-taste of quality to come, even if not yet this game..?..

Peter Bay Jespersen
Peter Bay Jespersen

It's all essentially D&D, and wonderful as such. I imagine ESO as a much higher quality WOW in the scenery & costuming. What happens when you die - a graveyard like WOW? (unless you've been soul-trapped--what then? totally start again ?? Very curious how ESO will handle Illusion and Mysticism's Absorb Skill spells - /mostly/ work fine against AI (except when they don't, grrr) but how will they work against PCs? I s'pose the Absorb Skills could be handled like a variant of Destruction magic, but mind-control won't work on a PC. Hm, and if you can access the whole of Nirn, what about Morrowind's Levitation spell ? and although fast-travel is convenient, I still think Mark & Recall, & the Intervention spells, keep it in-game better (though maybe standard Ports per city (perhaps run by the wealthier taverns?) maybe with multiple Recall points possible. And the I don't suppose Bethesda has anything to do with it, HOWEVER the extra price for .au (as usual for most games) is unfair, and I would like to protest about that. The geographically-based distribution/price thing is a cartel-style operation and is (should be) illegal, but the US looks the other way for Big Money. Appreciate Bethesda's general high-quality work and free-roaming gameplay, but I would still want to play a reasonable demo before spending money, especially that much, to see/experience some answers to above questions.. I have a WOW ac, go back to it very occasionally, and I'm still playing modded Oblivion, (have Skyrim, but running around in short iron armour in snowstorms is so unrealistic it's a game-breaker for me), but for gameplay prefer Oblivion anyway, so not in a hurry for new stuff (& as MU, wait for Bretons to be available). Though since it's Bethesda, no doubt I will sooner or later buy in.

mbloof
mbloof

Nice looking CGI trailer! When's the movie coming out? LOL To bad the real game won't look ANYTHING like this.


While a few of the more recent ACTUAL game play videos did not look 1/2 bad it makes one wonder why they'd rather show trailers like this instead of actual game play.


(Hint: Your game must suck if you don't want to show it off)

DarpSyX
DarpSyX

whos gonna pay $15 a month... these ppl is so stupid

waffleiron88
waffleiron88

They should of included an arrow in the knee in the trailer, or and arrow in the knee statue

TheGreatPhoenix
TheGreatPhoenix

A statue? Of the lord of rape (among other things) of all things, what's next a scantly dressed decapitated fenale zombie torso?

Henhen420
Henhen420

I hope they make some sort of Blu ray CG movie like this. As someone said on YouTube, forget the game, give me more of this.

Seferino
Seferino

Promete ser espectacular, hay que ver el gameplay

remaster1989
remaster1989

Everyone here is so negitave about the game. I have played the beta and i enjoyed what i played. most people complain because it doesnt look as good as skyrim or it plays different. it is a MMO. they go for quantity not quality. they want more ppl with lesser end comps to be able to play their game. as for the combat. i think it plays more like an elder scrolls game than it does a standard MMO. Im happy with it and im looking forward to it.

Greyslay
Greyslay

Well I haven't ever really heard anyone say anything good about the beta so far. But that cinematic was amazing at least.

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

lol, digital version is 80 dollars? Whatever kind of crack that they are smoking I would really like to try some, it must be on a completely different level.

HuSSaR83
HuSSaR83

You get 30.5cm status... not bad

GuPesci
GuPesci

You never know final fantasy 8 had great cg scenes and the game was probably even more exciting. If the gameplay takes after skyrim leaning towards the battle system this game really would be just as good. Just think if this type of cg was in Skyrim. Skyrim would still be good.

Criggie
Criggie

I played the beta for over 40 hours ..I wouldnt pay $2.00 a month for it..boring and very repetative..Paid subscription will fail after newness wears off..Trailer is nothing like the game.unless its improved leaps and bounds..and I doubt it


natanmir
natanmir

 nah it can't be good as the trailer. the trailer is AWESOME!!! but we all know that the game is nothing like this. i think Skyrim and oblivion still stays a masterpieces.

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

CG trailers are a load of crap. Show actual gameplay or make a trailer using the games engine or get the hell outta here.

Huge elder scrolls fan here and I'm passing on this game. Pay more to get access to imperial race, wtf? Sub fee, AND a pay2win shop? Holy F***.... Anyway, I've unfortunately SEEN the gameplay of this game and the game simply looks 10x worse than skyrim anyway. Will stick with skyrim and await the next true ES game. Also waiting for the witcher 3 and fallout 4.

Have no idea what bethesda was thinking on this one....   clearly some demented shareholders lost their minds or something to make this bad call a reality.

Also just for the record I DO play mmos, I've got 800+ hours in GW2 because they don't try to charge me at gunpoint for more money. Get with the times bethesda or just lay down and die off.

twisted_sith
twisted_sith

Lol. An 8 minute CG trailer on GS servers? No thanks. I'll try YouTube.

vfibsux
vfibsux

Was lucky enough (so to speak) to get in the ongoing beta (not the weekend events) and barely play at all, just too boring. Take Skyrim questing and water it down to make it even more simple and linear than it is. No exploration factor, no customizing your class, an Elder Scrolls game that feels linear.....it is an oxymoron.


The trailers however are pretty awesome, they will sell them more copies at first....but this game will be f2p within a year.

IshikawaS9
IshikawaS9

70 quid along with a 10 quid monthly fee? Youve gotta be shitting me. Played the beta with some mates and really wasnt that impressed. The last nail in the coffin was when It became apparent Zenimax shut down Yamashis (dude making Skyrim Online) work on the TESO emulator, this lead to him and Tytanis basically ending all work on Skyrim Online - which is all anyone wanted. We didnt want another fucking MMO. So thanks Zenimax, but I wont be touching this garbage. Now release Fallout 4 already.

meandzija
meandzija

Those are some valid points, but this trailer is more or less to hype up the game. They didn't say anywhere that the game would look like that when you go to play it. As a beta tester i will say that i felt the combat was on pace with any other Elder Scrolls game, and that the customization exceeds Skyrim greatly.


The graphics are definitively worse than the CGI, but they aren't too much of a down grade from Skyrim. All and all i think this will be a very exciting game for  anyone who likes the series or the MMO genre. If you want to see the graphics you can look at any of the non-CGI trailers.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHj5VvFWbtE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB2sEEk7Zss

runnermpls
runnermpls

Actually mind control can definitely be done to a PC.  In WoW there is a priest ability called Dominate Mind that lets you control an enemy player - you can force them to aggro mobs or jump them off of cliffs.  You need time to cast the spell and your avatar is stationary and vulnerable while you are controlled the enemy, so it only worked well if you could catch someone off guard and they had no back up, but boy was it fun when it worked.  :)

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

@Janpieterzun @Greyslay  read a book instead? Giving them 80+ dollars and paying a 15 dollar sub fee just so you can enjoy the lore in a video game is a little asinine.

Cariwyn
Cariwyn

@Greyslay That's because all of the people in beta who like the game are respecting the NDA they signed.  :)

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

@Greyslay  I very much enjoyed the Beta. People just like to complain on the internet. My suggestion would be to wait for reviews and watch some gameplay if you are cautious. If you listened to people on the internet this game is right up beside ET and Superman 64 and you can rest assured it is not.

DarpSyX
DarpSyX

@Criggie  I own an xbox one... so besides buying game, buying Xbox live subscription you need to pay extra 15 bucks a month... what a fucking joke, thats it I had my rage trolling moment, I'm leaving now...


Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

@twisted_sith  Had no issue with it at all and I don't have the best internet by far. Perhaps it's a problem between you and GS's servers instead of just GS's servers :)

lutarian
lutarian

@vfibsux You obviously never played it or did nit pay attention because everything you stated is not true.

BurningUp99
BurningUp99

@IshikawaS9    Who's "we" you got a mouse in your pocket?  I for one am looking forward to this.  Single player games are a dime a dozen and the level scaling in Oblivion was totally stupid anyway. 

colt_a
colt_a

@Shelledfade1 @Janpieterzun @Greyslay  You come off as a judgmental ass.  Just because he values story and lore at 80+ dollars and you don't doesn't mean its okay for you to tell him he's an idiot.


Sounds like your jealous that you don't have that kind of disposable income. 

gaferjockel
gaferjockel

@Shelledfade1 @Janpieterzun@GreyslayOh this is hilarious. A Singleplayer-Fanboy (almost like me) complaining about "repetitive gameplay" in an MMO (sic). Oh btw, in an MMO that does clearly everything better than every other MMO around - from what we know right now. Stop whining.