More than a dozen new screenshots show off some of the environments that await in The Elder Scrolls Online.
Feast your eyes, as they say, on these 14 new screens that have emerged from The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda's upcoming MMO based on its famous RPG franchise.
There's admittedly not much to see here and if it wasn't for the presence of the Ordinator, the Centurion Sphere and the guy in the Nord helmet, they'd be entirely indistinguishable from just about every other generic fantasy MMO/RPG on the market. And without wanting to sound overly alarmist at this early stage, I think that may be a bit of a problem. Going by these screens, The Elder Scrolls Online may suffer from the same issue that plagues the Knights of the Old Republic games: It's set centuries prior to the original source material, yet nothing meaningful has actually changed.
That's not to say that these screens aren't reasonably pretty, or that I think The Elder Scrolls Online will be a sub-par game. I just hope that Bethesda is able to do something more with it than re-hash the previous games in a contrived three-way conflict.
The Elder Scrolls Online is currently expected to come out sometime in 2013.
Source: All Games Beta