Game Informer‘s extensive coverage of The Elder Scolls Online continues with an in-depth interview with Game Director Matt Firor. During the chat, Firor drops a huge bombshell… even though The Elder Scolls Online is an MMO, it will include a “solo mode.” So to everyone that declared The Elder Scrolls Online “the end of the series as we know it,” you can relax.
Here’s what Firor had to say about solo mode:
“In the Elder Scrolls games you’re always the hero, whether you want to be or not. You go out there and you kill the dragons. You kill Mehrunes Dagon in Oblivion. In Morrowind, you’re up there fighting the Tribunal – those are huge, global, epic things that you don’t want to stand in line to do in an MMO. The last thing you want to do is have the final confrontation with Mehrunes Dagon as he’s stomping across the Imperial City, and you see like 15 guys behind you waiting to kill him because they’re on the same quest.
We have a whole part of the game that is 100% solo, which is the main story, where the world focuses on you. You are the hero, everything you do is solo and the world reacts to you that way.”
This news certainly makes you wonder if Bethesda plans to sell a version of The Elder Scrolls Online without the “online” part.