Meet the Creative Director for Elder Scrolls Online

They said we’re making Elder Scrolls Online. And I said, “Yes we are!”

The latest update to Game Informer’s month-long coverage for The Elder Scrolls Online introduces fans to the game’s creative director, Paul Sage. In a 20-minute interview, Paul shares his long-standing love for the series, Elder Scrolls touchstones you’ll see in the game, PvP gameplay, and reasons why those unlikely alliances mentioned in the trailer form.

Watch the video here

Reader Comments

  1. I’d rather watch an Interview of where has my Skyrim Patches gone and learn more about the DLC

    Now where did i put my Skyrim Game, Damn i think i Sold the Game because o got Bored to Death of it.

    I miss Oblivion, since it was in No way as Buggy as Skyrinm.

  2. He seems passionate, but I still cannot believe the colossal amount of screw-up this game seems to be…

    When he was talking about the RvR I was getting all excited, picturing it happening in a Skyrim or Oblivion type of gameplay, but then I remembered: third-person only, hotbar, tab-targeting, cooldowns…*shudder/cry*

  3. Why on earth are they not using modern MMORPG style of combat? SW-ToR was the last mmorpg with the old combat mechanics, people dont want 10 year old combat mechanics, give us something new! Guild Wars 2 and TERA will kill TES Online.. its such a bad decision to make a NEW game with OLD mechanics :/

  4. TES – The Elite Shooter
    I feel this since Oblivion X)
    so much effort to put in a third person and more visual effects, now a MMO. if dont work, just put a free to play, the addicts always search for new drugs.
    people look TES as Baldur´s Gate, gosh.. TES is the most mindless RPG franchise ever made, is all about have patience to walk as hell, kill and kill.

  5. TES – The Elite Shooter
    I feel this since Oblivion X)
    so much effort to put in a third person and more visual effects, now a MMO. if dont work, just put a free to play, the addicts always search for new drugs.
    people look TES as Baldur´s Gate, gosh.. TES is the most mindless RPG franchise ever made, is all about have patience to walk as hell, kill and kill.

  6. They should just fold all of Zenimax Online’s workers into Bethesda Game Studios so that tes 6 can be whole province and come out earlier.

  7. It was a very good interview. ZeniMax and their homes always show enjoyable profiles in inside the company.

    The bomb was dropped, now we have to wait. They need to enhance their products, again the latest releases have sold a lot, in paralel, a wave of furious feedback from the consumer, increase as well.

    The march of ZeniMax, Bethesda, adding different values ​​and events, like Quakecon, is to try establish its own Blizzcon.

    Is time i think, they have a lot of houses, a capitalized structure to invest more and more, why not a MMO? is a safe way? not for me, but i don´t have millions to see again the same perspective, maybe cause a different perception.

  8. The guy has an incredible background, professionally.
    Is not a simple project led by “third parties” as we have already read here. None of us can imagine the time and effort invested here. I believe in this project.

  9. It’s too bad that Zenimax is aiming for more of the same–we know they have the talent to revolutionize the mmoRPG (so many forget that RPG bit), but this just looks disappointing. Long time Elder Scrolls fan, will not be buying or playing this.

  10. I wasn’t completely sold on this game (I’m still not- I think the factions seem unnecessarily restrictive and the story with Molag Bal seems too familiar *coughOblivioncough*), but I’m happy that TES Online is at least in the hands of a fellow fan.

  11. A lot of fighting and chat.

    Now some questions to gstaff, for example, about the updates for Skyrim. Are looking at the technical and visual side? one reason for the visuals, the house we can buy in the city of Solitude, with a chair inside other chair, near the room upstairs. A bug in the wall, next the dummies, etc.

    Yesterday I went to play in the Bards College and all of the bards were walking with torches.. a lot of npcs just stop working, inside whiterun, around the roads.

    Hope news about updates soon, the game still a mess.

  12. Im not buying this game, but maybe Zenimax could work a lot on realistic proportions of the characters and not make it turn based? if you get rid of these 2 things people may be more willing to give TES-O a chance.

  13. That guys sucks so much. He clearly says he doesnt want to make a good TES – and thats what we can see in the actual news and screenshots. The Union of Dunmer, Nords and Argonians isnt only shit for the story, its even shit for the balancing. Well known, these three races are the most popular. Everyone will play that faction. 5 minutes in the polls auf the forums and they could have seen that.

  14. If I want to play a Dark Age of Camelot style game, I’d play Dark Age of Camelot.

    The Elder Scrolls Online sounds like a piece of generic crap, and I can guarantee I won’t be wasting any money on it, despite being a huge Elder Scrolls fan.

  15. Well, providing it doesn’t creep through my router and somehow delete my copies of Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim I guess I can live with other people playing an Elder scrolls-branded MMO.

    Funny thing really: I always wanted to LAN Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim so I could go adventuring with my girlfriend, but never had the urge to play them online.

    I did try playing some online games (EVE, WoW and Guild Wars) but kind of felt mildly intruded upon by having other people around. I like gaming to be a kind of private flight of fantasy.

    Best wishes to the project, but for me it doesn’t really appeal. I’ll stay playing offline stuff. On me todd.