According to two transcripts of a court case between Bethesda and Interplay, Bethesda is working on a secret MMORPG project similar to World of Warcraft. Supposedly, they have been working on it for 3 years already and plan to reveal it to the public very soon! Does that mean the E3 will reveal the highly-anticipated Elder Scrolls MMO – Morrowind Online? Wicked!
These games, as I have described, take many years to develop. And to the extent that we are, we’re not in the process of developing our own Fallout MMO right now. We’re doing something else.
Ok, does that mean they are working on an Elder Scrolls MMO? Maybe they just pretended to be working on something else and are working on a Fallout MMO but first have to win in court to secure the rights for a Fallout MMO?
Well, personally I suppose that Bethesda is really working on something else and did not pretend anything. Any smart game development company will first secure their rights before they start developing a game that will be in development for years and cost millions of dollars.
Morrowind Online – What do you expect?
Let’s assume they are working on a WoW-like MMORPG based on the Elder Scrolls universe. What would you like to see in a Morrowind MMO? Do you think that Morrowind would even work as a MMO or will it be a complete failure?
What I really liked in Morrowind was the possibility to own a castle or house that you could fill with your rare items, glass armors and ebony weapons. That would also be an awesome feature for a MMO. It should also be possible to form guilds and conquer castles and cities in Morrowind Online. Riding a horse is mandatory. Hopefully, they will focus more on skills and player interaction than a “hardcore-grinding” MMO. A storyline mode combined with MMO elements would probably work well (similar to Guild Wars or SWTOR)