Some new gameplay details have emerged for The Elder Scrolls Online. The game’s PvP developer Brian Wheeler has detailed the game’s PvP combat, competitive realms, map size and more in a new Q&A session.
According to Wheeler, the game’s map is going to be quite big. It will take around 30 min to cross the map from north to south on foot. He also added:
“Cyrodiil in our timeline will look very familiar to Oblivion, however much more spread out. To the question of Jungles in Cyrodiil and the question of Tiber Septim changing the climate, we have a book in the game for you to find for more details about that hiding in Cyrodiil itself.”
Wheeler has also shared more details on how the competitive campaign will work:
“During Beta we have been using a 48 hour Campaign ruleset but standard Campaigns will last 3 months. We have the ability to make scoring changes and duration changes depending on player needs and we’ll analyze how scoring goes to determine if we need alternate rulesets with different duration, scoring, but also if we need to add player level restricted Campaigns or not. There really is a great deal of flexibility with the Campaign system, and we will be paying close attention to what players ask for to determine which Campaign rules we add.”
The Elder Scrolls Online wouldn’t be a true TSO game without skills. Wheeler has confirmed that plyers will have many opportunities to show their skill with blocking, roll dodging, sneaking and much more.
The Elder Scrolls Online will be released on PC and Mac on April 4th, 2014. The Playstation 4 and Xbox 360 versions of the game will be released sometime during June 2014.
Source: Official Xbox Magazine UK