Why we think Hammerfell is the location of The Elder Scrolls 6There's really not a lot to go on here but, if we had to, we'd plant our flag in Hammerfell as the location of The Elder Scrolls 6. Just. Here's why - and bear with us, because we're going way into speculation territory here... Basic assumptions:Firstly, let's make some assumptions. Let's assume, for the sake of narrowing it down, that the following is true (and that you've watched that teaser trailer, above):It's not set in all of Tamriel - it might be (and we'll discuss the possibility of that below), but if we want to even try to narrow it down, we have to at least start with assuming this trailer isn't just a generic mockup of "somewhere in the continent". For now, let's say the location of the trailer hints at the location of the game.It's not set outside of Tamriel - again, we discuss the possibility of this below and again, for us to really narrow it down we need to assume it's somewhere we already know a decent … [Read more...] about We think we’ve figured out The Elder Scrolls 6’s location
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At the end of Bethesda’s E3 conference, Todd Howard announced that The Elder Scrolls VI is officially in development. The long-awaited title is probably a good few years off, so it’s the perfect time to begin rampant speculation. Despite the 37-second teaser showing only a landscape and the game’s title, it includes some hints pointing towards the setting. To start off, let’s list the nine regions of Tamriel: Skyrim Cyrodiil Morrowind Elsweyr Valenwood Black Marsh Summerset Isle High Rock Hammerfell It’s safe to assume that we can drop Skyrim right off the bat. It was the setting of the previous game, and no two mainline Elder Scrolls games have shared settings. Cyrodiil can be knocked off for this same reason, having been featured in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. While next-generation hardware would make for a massive leap in visuals from the Xbox 360 and PS3 renditions of Cyrodiil, it’s unlikely that Bethesda would tread the same ground so soon … [Read more...] about Where The Elder Scrolls VI May Be Set
Whoa there, put that pitchfork down. I'm not here to say that the Elder Scrolls single-player games aren't amazing. I'm just saying that if a solo Tamriel experience is what you're craving, there's a rich, immersive, and deeply satisfying game already out there just waiting for you to jump in. That's right: Elder Scrolls Online is all grown up now, and with its latest addition Summerset, it's delivering Grade A questing goodness.So far in Summerset, I've infiltrated a bunch of singing and dancing masked dandies, received a magical ass-kicking from an Indrik, and uncovered the identity of a serial killer. Even better, I haven't had to talk to a single other real human being while I was doing so. Just because Elder Scrolls Online is an MMO, doesn't mean you can't just treat it like one big solo adventure - a neverending world of strange mysteries to uncover and enemies to face. It just happens to have a few people charging through it sometimes, all on their own Elder Scrolls … [Read more...] about Why wait impatiently for The Elder Scrolls 6 when this MMO has everything you need?
At first mention of Summerset Isle you might think The Elder Scrolls Online development team had finally lost their minds and were going for some weird Wicker Man mashup. Sadly, you’re thinking of Summerisle, while this new fantasy expansion has a lot more high elves and a lot less burning people in giant effigies. If anything, the new setting of Summerset Isles looks like the kind of place the people of Tamriel might vacation if they’d made a killing in the soul gem business, with vineyards (prepare for a bittersweet flashback to The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine), hanging plants and a crystal tower that definitely isn’t in any way phallic.Of course, as any good HBO miniseries will tell you, behind the perfectly manicured scenery lies intrigue, drama, and serial killings. It also packs a checklist of features: a new Psijic skill line, jewelry crafting (amazing news if you just can’t find the right brooch to match your helmet), a new 12 player trial, along with lots … [Read more...] about Murder, wine and life-sucking pearls make Summerset another captivating Elder Scrolls Online expansion
Polygon is proud to bring you the best bets in gaming deals every week with your Saturday morning Polygon Deals roundup. There are too many awesome sales happening to be contained to one post, though, so we’re going to be starting a mid-week version. This is it! This week we’re highlighting some of our favorite action RPGs. Get your Elder Scrolls fix with Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind and Skyrim VR, both on sale for PS4. Mass Effect: Andromeda is only $12 on Amazon and you can still snag Green Man Gaming’s discount on Monster Hunter: World or pre-order the PS4 release ofShadow of the Colossus. If RPGs aren’t your thing, there’s still a lot to love this week, especially when it comes to consoles. If you’re in the market for an Xbox One, you’ve got a couple options depending on the type of deal you’re looking for. Plus, bundles are always your friend when it comes to Switch accessories. Hardware An Xbox One S bundle on Newegg also … [Read more...] about Your gaming deals this week include sales on Skyrim VR, Elder Scrolls Online, and Monster Hunter: World