Elder Scrolls Online to have fully featured first person mode

If you've been avoiding The Elder Scrolls: Online because it's primarily a third-person game, you may want to change your mind. According to Destructoid, Zenimax is fleshing out the first-person view in the game. It is being improved from what we saw in earlier footage of the first person view not having arms or weapons.

The game will have a fully playable first person mode that looks like any other game in the Elder Scrolls series. According to Chris Carter of Destructoid, the action is fast, fluid and impressive. Zenimax states that the build is currently in testing and the game will ship with the feature completed.

Maybe a visit to the swamps of Elsweyr will be possible

The whole game can be played in first person, if you so desire


Bethesda had started signups for The Elder Scrolls Online beta back in January. “We’re really excited to get the game into players’ hands,” said Matt Firor, Game Director - The Elder Scrolls Online. “We receive invaluable feedback through the beta process, and that helps us ensure that the game will be one of the best online gaming experiences ever offered -- one worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.”

Back in November, Bethesda had released a trailer for the MMORPG. The trailer gave us the first detailed look at the game since its announcement. It reveals information about the world, the combat system, the class system and the end game, among other things.

The world of the game is set in Tamriel, which is the main continent where all the different provinces of the Elder Scrolls games are. Thanks to the layout of the continent, all the main player-versus-player happens in the province in the centre of the continent, named Cyrodiil.

The combat system, shown in the video, looks like a simplistic version of the combat system in Guild Wars 2 – which is a mix between real time combat and the hotkey-based combat from games like World of Warcraft.

The class system offers flexibility by not limiting the characters by forcing them to use certain armour and weapons. Characters can wear whichever armour and weapons they want, allowing combinations like a sneaky healer and a mage carrying a large two-handed weapon.

The end game of Elder Scrolls Online starts at level 50, where you can do the typical MMORPG stuff like raids and dungeons. The game will also feature a mechanic thought to be extinct in MMORPGs – the open dungeon. Open world dungeons are dungeons where you can simply walk in and team up with random people to kill things.

Published Date: Mar 20, 2013 12:10 pm | Updated Date: Mar 20, 2013 12:10 pm