"more approachable" could mean a ton of things. for example, they could have an interesting, overarching story this time, alongside all the amazing lore and backstory, since lack of a proper main story is one of the things that drove many people away. that's certainly what i felt he meant. it could also mean they're working on a better learning curve, rather than giving you the controls and saying "f*ck you, go do something now". and "being as popular as elder scrolls" doesn't mean "being elder scrolls", unless you're stup-- oh.
Did you not read the article that tonitorsi posted? The new directors flat out state that they plan on making the game more approachable, and that they want to see the series become as popular as Elder Scrolls. I mean these dudes didn't even beat around the bush like most developers. They just straight up said "lol, hey core fanbase, f*ck you. We're casualizing your favorite games, lollollol *troll face*".
Everything you just mentioned as a possibility, would be a bad thing. Do you even know why we like these games? We like them because there is no sh*tty video game story forced upon us. We like them because they hand us the controls and say f*ck you, go do something now". Boy, if you're gonna respond to a veteran fan of these games you best have a basic understanding for why it is we appreciate them in the first place. You're clueless son.
Get outa here mean. Seriously... please leave! :P
What is wrong with more story? You loved MGS4 and RE4.