Morrowind is being remade! Sort of. Zenimax has announced The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, a huge new expansion for its MMORPG. For long-time Elder Scrolls fans this is just about all they could wish for from an add-on, introducing the iconic island of Vvardenfell, more than 700 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
Zenimax promises the new zone will offer up over 30 hours of main story content (excluding any side quests) spread across the huge new landmass. It will apparently have the same “geographic footprint” as the original game. All the familiar landmarks will be here although this will be Morrowind in its heyday, before the cataclysmic eruption of its volcano.
The Morrowind expansion also includes a new player class, the Warden, a War Bear pet, and the Battlegrounds arena mode which lets three teams of four battle to the death in PvP.
Morrowind is out on June 6th and will be a $40 / £30 upgrade for existing Elder Scrolls Online players, or newcomers can buy the Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind edition which includes the base game and the expansion for $60 / £40. Not a bad deal for about a thousand hours of content. If you just want to experience Morrowind then that’s not an issue either. You can create a new character and start your ESO adventure in Vvardenfell right from the off without doing any of the other content.
One thing I do expect to be a little controversial is that it looks as if this expansion isn’t included for ESO+ subscribers. The implied deal for folks who subscribe to this game is that they get all DLC released included as part of their subscription, but it looks as if they’re going to have to fork out for this larger expansion.
Anyway, in terms of turnarounds since launch, Elder Scrolls Online’s is right up there with Final Fantasy XIV and it’s comfortably become one of the most content complete MMOs out there right now. With Morrowind just around the corner, who’s tempted hop in and see what the fuss is all about? Or has the damage already been done after its shaky launch? Let us know what you think!