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Question: Do you think Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will have any online game play? Or just downloadable content?
Answer: Bethesda stated that the elderscrolls series is devoted to making a great single player experience in all of it's games(Good Engines, Low lagg, Low Glitches, Rare Freezes, Smart AI, etc,. Making a multiplayer would be tricky seeing that with all the detail and work the engine goes through...it might lead to lagg, glitches, and frustration. Oblivion and Morrowind were great the way they were.
Plus you always have to take it into account that the Elder Scrolls worlds are really personalized, you have your own house and horse and stuff like that, it would be really frustrating know that if a few kids came into your world and messed around with your stuff.
Overall answer is Multiplayer is not needed although Co Op would be interesting but i doubt you and your friend can get very far in one day.