The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Announced - Entire Original Map Recreated in the MMORPG

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Feb 1, 2017 12:34 PM
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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!

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06:19 Apr-11-2017

Okay. That was an awesome trailer.

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01:58 Feb-02-2017

I very much dislike MMOs, but I may end up getting this just to explore an older era of Morrowind. TES3 is still my all time favorite TES game. I would rather play Skywind if or when it ever gets finished, but this Morrowind expansion for ESO could maybe hold me over until then.

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00:34 Feb-03-2017

Yeah, I'm with you on MMOs. I did consider getting The last ES online though, but never did it. This trailer looks nice, but it is only a trailer...

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19:27 Feb-01-2017

Looks interesting, and I love the setting, but I'm still not sure if I can get into another MMO. Just too burnt out of them after over a decade in WoW.

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19:11 Feb-02-2017

eh I've played ESO, a lot, on PS4 (want to get it on PC, now that I have a computer that can run it), I can say it is quite good, there are a few BS money grabs (like the fact a lot of armor styles are stupidly rare, or you can spend -$15 in crowns to buy them), but overall it's a good game, it definitely feels like a proper Elder Scrolls with MMO content, and a few improvements over skyrim. They have free weekends sometimes, check it out then if you want :)

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18:02 Feb-01-2017

If it really does mirror TES 3: Morrowind, then that may be the thing that finally gets me into this game. The cutscene between the Morag Tong and the Dwemer automatons was enough to get my internal hype machine going.

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16:05 Feb-01-2017

Ehhh, I can see myself revisiting ESO again from time to time, but I can't see myself shelling out $40 for this expansion... even though it's likely to be good, just haven't been into the whole MMO thing lately.

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14:55 Feb-01-2017

well, looks like I'll put off buying ESO Gold even more, until the Morrowind expansion drops and winds up included in that after awhile, don't want to spend $40 after already having to spend $60, and I'm not even big on MMOs.

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14:44 Feb-01-2017

dang it, i hate this or i love it. I am incredibly happy that this is being remade but OH MAN STOP DOING IT IN MMOS!

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12:50 Feb-01-2017

Still looking forward to the unofficial Skywind more... P.S. As I don't like MMORPGs.

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