Elder Scrolls Online Game Director Matt Firor posted his end of year letter to the ESO community over the holidays and while not given any major details away, did confirm much more content is coming to the online RPG over the course of the coming year.
Matt starts his address with a humble message about adding over two million players to the ESO community over the course of 2017, a huge boost to player numbers for the game that hasn’t gone unnoticed. Firor chalks some of these new additions to the release of the DLC Chapter, Morrowind, which launched in June and took players familiar with the Elder Scrolls series back to the iconic location.
These numbers helped the game cross the ten million player mark and in response huge sweepstakes where held with some incredible prizes both in game and real world up for grabs simply for playing the game and sharing your stories with the community via social media. Matt continues on to thank players and highlight some of the best moments of the year and review all the new additions to the game such as player homes which have proven to be hugely popular.
The juicy part of the letter, however, is saved for last of course and it’s here that we get an idea of what 2018 is going to have in store for the game, Firor explains that there will be three new DLC packs and a further Chapter to come, remember Morrowind was a chapter and is almost the size of a standalone game so another Chapter will see even more hours poured into your characters.
The first DLC of 2018 according to Firor will be announced ‘just after the first of the year’ however he did offer a small written preview going on to state, ‘It’s a dungeon-based DLC called The Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones. As the name implies, it is Nord-based in theme, with each of the two dungeons expanding upon the lore of that region.’
Dropping alongside this Dragon Bones DLC is an update with quality-of-life improvements and additions at its forefront which we’re told will include ‘at least’ one long-awaited and a much-requested feature that in his own words appeals to ‘everyone who cares about their characters’ appearance’. There was also a promise to reveal more details on the coming update when it hits the PTS early 2018.
So it seems that Zenimax and Bethesda are not letting up on the ESO property just yet, the game continues to grow and attract more and more players which will mean more content to be offered out in future so if you haven’t jumped into the online world of Tamriel yet, what are you waiting for?