Elder Scrolls Online has been around a long time, and ZeniMax Studios said in a new interview, it’s probably going to be around for a whole lot longer. Speaking with The Washington Post, ZeniMax founder Matt Firor said the team was surprised by how popular ESO became and has no intention of letting it die — so long as players want it around, at least.
“You don’t make these kinds of games without anticipating that they’ll run for a long time,” Firor said. “I think we all knew that ESO would be running seven years after it launched. The question is, I don’t think any of us really expected it to be running so successfully seven years after launch.”
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Elder Scrolls Online Is Here To Stay — As Long As You Want It
“What we managed to do is take the 2014 launch of ESO and really evolve the game over time to make it more approachable to the people playing the game.”
When asked how much longer Firor and ZeniMax see ESO continuing, he said:
“The community will tell us when the game is starting to be done and they have not at all yet. We’re still, in many ways, growing. People are going to keep playing it and we’ll keep making content for them as long as they’re around."
Signs of that growth are coming through strong as well. ZeniMax recently announced a significant change to how players can earn Crown Crate items and a next-gen ESO update on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 that increases draw distances, lighting, textures, and more.
That’s on top of the major ESO Blackwood update, aka ESO Update 30, bringing a new area inspired by TES Oblivion, companions for solo adventurers, and much more.
[Source: The Washington Post]