It will be hard for Bethesda to decide where the next Elder Scrolls game will take place, but there's one choice that stands head and shoulders above the rest.
Good, good question. I wonder...but I'm hoping for Valenwood.
I think summerset isle makes more sense at the moment. It would be interesting to see the Aldmeri Dominion side of things. It's a stab in the dark though, with Elder Scrolls games sometimes being set quite far apart in time.
The Elder Scrolls VI: N4G... "Good news everyone! I just killed the flame troll!" "Bubbles!" "bubble up dude!" "-Disagree-!" "Check out theze instanely cheap pants prizes at my store! only 29.99 septims!" "Stop, criminal scum! No lollygagging!" "I thought that elf from the Nintendo village was going to hunt the troll?" "Nah, he wasn't powerful enough." "Ever noticed that only old people and kids live there? Anyways, let's get lunch" "-Agree-"
I'd like to go back to Oblivion and see what the Capital looks like again after all these years but that's just me.
The Elder Scrolls VI: Elsweyr... nuff said!
I would agree for the scenery but the name is seriously in need of a change. Elsweyr? Really? I come from elsewhere... They have to be kicking themselves for not renaming that before it was cemented into the lore. If theres a game set in Elsweyr, theres no way it will be named by the region its set in.
This'd be one of those times when I'd say a retcon wouldn't be the worst idea. Elseweyr... urgh. I'm fine with attempts at cleverness, as long as it's subtle =\
Sounds like Elsewhere :)
maybe they should consult Naughty Dog for their sand technology
Just combine Valenwood and Elsweyr. With Valenwood being a willing part of the Aldmeri Domion and a possibility of Elsweyr having a conflict of tradition vs the Aldmeri Domion, it could make an interesting story. Plus, together, they're like the size of Cyrodiil.
Yes! Excellent point, SN. The Khajiit will definitely be against the Aldmeri Dominion.
well skyrim took a lot of people to glitchville so the next place is anyones guess
Must have been one of those zones that were exclusive to the ps3, lucky bugger.
I might own a PS3, and am pissed of at the quality of the game... Your comment made me laugh... Kudos
lol, that gave me a chuckle.
I think we need another refreshed look at places explored before Morrowind and Oblivion . That or a rather intense trip linking Valenwood, elsweyr and blackMarsh (and maybe even summerset) ... otherwise those locations seems boring and not diverse enough on their own Also the easiest way to explore the aldmeri dominion lands through a game , could be to set the story during or at the start of the great . Providing also access to invaded hammerfell and other imperial lands
Well all over the ES forums, there were A LOT of people that predicted the Summerset Isles to be the game after Oblivion (LONG before anyone knew anything of Skyrim). I'd bet that the Summerset Isles will play a bigger role in the next game considering how much mystery there is about it. There would be so many magical (literally) places there to explore.
Well although it would be an option to do one of the places that have not been done before, I think it's also a very reasonable choice to go back to earlier places... A lot of new players have started with Skyrim, and others Started on Oblivion... and a large part of the fanbase, myself included, started with Morrowind so any earlier places like Hammerfell would be new territory to a lot of us, and as it was a while back I'm sure most old time Elder Scrolls veterans would be fine with a return there as well. To be honest they could probably even get away with doing a new game in Morrowind for the same reason as above, lot's of new players have never experienced it and the ones that did always say it was better than Oblivion ect.... so with a big overhaul it could easily be done! @ABOVE: Baka That option would make sense to link up some of the other places, as that would fix the issue of each place being too samey.
I think that morrowind actually has a huge chance of being an expac or DLC as they now call it for Skyrim. Im guessing its now a much smaller province after Red Mountain erupted and i think that the argonians in black marsh might have even taken over some southern parts also decreasing its size lol. Perfect xpac size.
Unfortunately, I've read that Bethesda is not planning on different areas of Tamriel for DLC.
bah good god i hope thats not true lol
Probably outside of Tamriel. There must be other places, right?
Yes in the elder-scrolls lore there are other continents.
Some place other than my PS3. Loved Skyrim for about 40 hrs till my companions quest line crashed my machine 3 times. I'm unable to finish that quest. May have to wait for goty edition.
The land of Akavir http://elderscrolls.wikia.c... "It is the homeland of four seemingly unrelated races collectively referred to as the "Akaviri", which is composed of the Snow Demons of Kamal, the serpent-men of Tsaesci, the Monkey People of Tang Mo, and the Tiger Dragons of Ka'Po'Tun. Little else is known about the continent or the people of Akavir, as few Tamrielians have ever dared to cross the vast ocean which separated it from Tamriel." A new land,foreign and strange with tons of undocumented species and creatures.Japanese style influences with serpentine-humanoid warrior race. A new story could get introduced as humans attempt to re-enter the lands of Akavir.
NOW THAT... would be interesting!
I actually put this as the #2 likelihood after Elsweyr.
They need to combine two places since were moving onto smaller places. Valenwood and Elsweyr look like a good fit...maybe the two regions could be at war with each other. Like a bigger war then the Stormcloaks and Imperials from Skyrim. What race inhabits those two regions ? By the way I thought in morrowind we only got to see part of it, not the whole region.
Elsweyr is the Khajiit homeland Valenwood is the Wood Elf homeland
Kajits vs Wood Elfs? AWESOME!!!!
ELDERSCROLLS VI: RETURN OF THE DWARVES
Oh please be Black March or Elsweyr Their both so much cooler concepts than more grass lands surrounded by mountains.
i think hammerfell or elsweyr would work. Somebody made a mod for oblivion that is the whole continent of elsweyr its pretty legit and gives you a taste of what beth could do with it.
Elsweyr has the most surprise potential but from Skyrim's redguard's description of hammerfell having vast oceans in the middle of sanddunes, I suspect that could look and feel amazing.
Next one? Hell i am still not even close to getting through all of Skyrim
I think it should take place in Mordor, lots of variety there.
Black marsh seems like a good place
How about they fix Skyrim on PS3 first?
So you're saying Bethesda should make the PC and Xbox community wait longer JUST so they could "fix" up the PS3 version? Bitch, Please.
I was pondering this, and I suspect summerset isle will feature next. Hammerfel is a good bet, but if I'm not mistaken has been covered already. Elswere and blackmarsh are "beastmen" states, which leads me to believe that a populace of mainly khajit or argonians would be a weird and somewhat isolating choice.(which is a shame, as I always main as an argonian.) An if you are going to make an elf land the dominant landmass for exploration, it might as well be the major imperialistic capital, instead of its vassal. However, this distinction could actually point TO valenwood, depending on how you look at it....
I think Fallout 4 is on their mind right now. well I bloody hope!
I could really go for some Fallout 4 actually!
Anywhere I don't care, but about the story I would make a long time before the current TES games when the Dwarven were not extinct...it would truly be awesome.
Nothing says they can't just add a new place to the map. Or make it a significant amount of time in the past/future in a different part of the world or when the landscape was different, etc, etc.
I want Fallout 4, but in Elder Scrolls I want Hammerfell.
They should show us some new unexplored continents like Akavir.
whatever the place, they better tack on an extra 5 years of development before releasing it so that we can at least play a game that won't fall apart at the seams after 20 hours or so of gameplay...
This is what I think too. It has a ring to it. (kinda like Skyrim!)
Funny, how the the cities in Skyrim's map pretty misplaced. This tells me how legit the article really is...
That's because Bethesda retconned their own maps when making Skyrim, and has nothing to do with the legitimacy of my article :)
Valenwood and Elsweyr Seems like it would be more obvious suggestion, why? well non of the Elder Scolls games have ever followed on from each other But then again there is more to the Elder Scolls Universe than just Tamriel, could be Elsewhere :)
We don't go to Ravenholm...
I've seriously been waiting for "this" article. (one to cover this question)
No. They could do what I have always wanted. Use their strengths but implement some bioware strengths by hiring, and developing a great narrative driven by the story. You keep the openworld, hero aspect but travel accross tamriel. Ifnot next, after that, as a wrap up. It will b next Gen sp the world could b 3x as big. Have 5 acts that culminate with the moving to another area. Always with the ability to return. Maybe in a way the modern final fantasies should b doing...because they started it. Are their no ways to travel but horse? Also, who doesn't want to b a hero who brings together all areas of the empire to fight those bastard high elves. It could set a precedent for the greatest game ever made. You can still travel everywhere but...a la mass effect 3...u recruit everyone to help you win the day for the empire. Who know what tech can do. Push it. I'm excited.
Atmora must be in DLC! Frozen continent, birthplace of humanity and Talos. Should be somewhere in the north. Definitely deserves an expedition. TES VI - Elsweyr i guess.
Lets hope they at least make a Hammerfell DLC for Skyrim. Those redgaurds wondering around skyrim seemed to hint something.
Wherever it is I am sure a Giant white arrow will be there
Valenwood and Elsweyr together would make the most sense, honestly. It would make a nice change from the environments of Skyrim and to a lesser extent Oblivion, too, being largely a mix of desert and jungle, it's somewhere I'd like to see them do.
I predicted skyrim before it was announced. I'll sit back and let you guys guess it this time. I've paid my dues.
My vote goes for either Valenwood or Black Marsh.
It will probably take place in the same buildings, with the identical dungeons and everything. Quite honestly I don't think I can think of a game that could obviously use a larger disc so maybe all the towns don't have to re-use the same stuff
my guess is Elsweyr because its small.the next game will be on ps4 xbox 3, so a smaller area means they will be able to make it quicker and give them more time to used to new hardware.
Am I the only person who wants to go back to morrowind? At least a remake.
Hammerfell seems like a good bet to me. It's the right size. It's a human province. And the clincher. It's one of the big three fantasy landmass types. Cyrodiil was temperate with lush green forests and Skyrim is cold with snowy mountains - Morrowind was a volcanic and an altogether stranger place and so was a 'different' approach. Hammerfell is an arid desert land mostly, with a bunch of variety, which hasn't been done on the current 'detailed' 3D Elder Scrolls engine. I can imagine that exploring the Alik'r desert would be a great adventure. The wiki says of the desert: the most inhospitable region in all of Tamriel. Until the coming of the Ra Gada in the eight hundreds of the First Era, the deserts were populated only by monstrous beasts. While the fauna of the Alik'r Desert remained deadly into the Third Era, the Redguards had managed to significantly reduce the presence and threat of those creatures. The Alik'r Desert was also the home to ruins of countless civilizations that had perished beneath its sands. And that's the middle section of the province. Even if it's been touched on before by some of the older or 'Travels' games. The pre-Morrowind games haven't been explored in the same fully 3D manner. Many people will not even be aware of them. And the travels series were mobile based games I wasn't even aware of. At any rate, Hammerfell on the Skyrim engine would be a completely new experience. I'm not an Elder Scrolls expert by any means. But creatively this would seem like the most likely sequel to the last 3.