The Elder Scrolls Online Concept Art Released

Written by Katie Allen on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 4:30 PM
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Zenimax Media has unveiled a tonne of concept art from the development of The Elder Scrolls Online.

As well as being pretty stunning, the shots give some insight into the world of the upcoming MMO, showing off the diversity of its environments as well as tidbits pertaining to the Elder Scrolls Online's development process...

We've included some of the best bits of concept art sent over by Zenimax, alongside a description of each image. Check them all out below.

This is a biome piece for Stormhold, an ancient city founded by the Barsaebic Ayleids, whose ancient architecture is visible as ruins in the background of the image. The Argonian race took over the old city, and their mud houses sit amongst the ruins.

This is a biome design for Auridon in the Aldmeri Dominion, and ancient and traditional region characterised by rocky cliffs, sand and vibrant foliage. The High Elves cultivate the areas surrounding them, but the region still contains swathes of deep forest and forgotten ruins.

Zenimax also shared the conceptual designs behind the armour of the Breton race, including light, medium and heavy variants. According to the developers, "Breton designs are the most "traditional" medieval fantasy designs in ESO. Centuries of warfare in High Rock have led the Bretons to value functionality over beauty; their architecture and attire alike share an earthy, hand-crafted quality."

The Breton city of Camlorn, pictured below, bears the scars of war. Players in The Elder Scrolls Online can choose to help liberate the city from her conquerors if they so choose.

Eyevea is an area of sanctuary for those that are members of the Mages Guild, but in The Elder Scrolls Online, the island has vanished, spirited away by mysterious, malicious forces. Players can, if they choose, help the magic-wielding guild members reclaim their land.

The entrance to the Crypt of Hearts lies on the southeastern border of Rivenspire at the foot of the Wrothgar Mountains. Once an idyllic farming enclave, something evil has taken root here and destroyed the peaceful city of Heartland.

Banekin - the development art for whom you can see below - is a weak servitor member of the evil Daedra. They are destructive and unwieldy, although summoners can find some use in letting them cause a commotion. The concept art includes details of the attacks the Banekin is able to use.

According to the notes included by Zenimax Media with their concept art, the below image "shows a battle with a daedroth, a crocodile-headed humanoid Daedra. Reptilian and massive, simple and brutish, daedroth are savage, ravenous beasts. Their thick hides are resistant to magical attacks, and they’re known to belch forth fire—a devastating addition to their powerful attacks."

The Elder Scrolls Online will launch for PC on 4th April this year, with a console release expected in the months after.

What do you think of this revealed concept art? Are you excited for The Elder Scrolls Online?

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16:38 Mar-25-2014

Well the graphics look really impressive! Sad thing is that I can't run it on my rig :(

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16:50 Mar-25-2014

Its concept art not the game but you still cant run it. Why dont you add a GPU that CPU isnt that bad

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17:09 Mar-25-2014

problem is that he is using a laptop.

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22:07 Mar-25-2014

There are ways but you need the right ports and need to be really knowledgeable of your computers, a firewire port would work. you can buy a slot so all you have to do is plug the GPU in but the slot itself is very very expensive.

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08:29 Mar-26-2014

Wow I noticed it now he has a laptop cant distinguish between intel mobile and desktop processors and I think he should just buy a PC to run newer games

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08:31 Mar-26-2014

Thinking of buying a new rig this year probably :)

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11:29 Mar-26-2014

@Whitestorm3 yes this is true but it wouldn't do any good for him if he added an egpu the cpu will be bottle necked and the graphics card he bought won't be functioning at it's maximum load,also he would need a laptop with an express slot,if he doesn't have one then he will need to use his wifi slot under the laptop's hood,nether less he'll also need a psu,better off buying a new rig is much better and that's what i'm gonna to do this summer :)

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02:46 Mar-27-2014

Oh yeah, i though about an external graphics card on my laptop and maybe i could have but i figured i would be much much better off building this beast.

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