The Elder Scrolls Online main story will be '100 percent solo'
by Jeff Mattas, shacknews.com, May 18, 2012 4:45PM PDT
Ever since Bethesda Softworks announced that it is working on an MMORPG set in the beloved Elder Scrolls universe, fans of the solo games have been brimming with questions about what the game will actually be like when it releases. In a recent interview with The Elder Scrolls Online's creative director Matt Firor, a number of general things about the game were discussed, ranging from learning lessons from past games in the genre, to the fact that the main story will be playable as a solo experience.
"We have a whole part of the game which is one hundred percent solo, which is the main story where the world focuses on you. You're the hero," Firor told GameInformer. "Everything you do is solo, and the world reacts to you that way."
Clearly, many MMOs already allow players to play through their main story-lines by themselves. Firor's statement could simply mean the usual, but since the Elder Scrolls games have always focused on playing a single heroic (or anti-heroic) figure, it's at least possible he means that the series of main story quests must be played alone. Given the fact that it's a massively multiplayer game we're talking about, however, I'm betting you'll be able to bring friends along.
Firor also discussed several standard MMO gameplay tropes that The Elder Scrolls Online will incorporate as well, such as party-based RAIDS, and instanced encounters.
You can check out the entire video interview here.