May 17, 2017
'The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind' Expansion Pack Brings Back Memories With Recreated Locations

The Elder Scrolls Online has been around for three years, and it only keeps getting better. The phenomenal video game shows no sign of stopping anytime soon as Bethesda recently announced its upcoming expansion pack, Morrowind.

Bethesda has just released a brand new trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, hinting an all new gameplay involving political intrigue and assassination. According to reports, the impending expansion will also take players back to the setting of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, adding more nostalgia to the game.

In a recent interview, The Elder Scrolls Online Creative Director Rich Lambert revealed how meticulous the process was in recreating various locations from the original game. He noted that by recreating familiar locations, veteran players of the original version might be encouraged to try The Elder Scrolls Online.

"We want the TES III players to feel like they're coming back home. So we spent a lot of time recreating all the locations that they know from TES III in ESO: Morrowind."
"There are Elder Scrolls players who haven't yet had a chance to play The Elder Scrolls Online, and so with ESO: Morrowind, we really wanted to pique their interest," he added. "We wanted to show them that they can go back to Vvardenfell and experience something new but also familiar."
The Elder Scrolls Online Art Director Jared Carr also shared some details about the challenges of reinventing familiar locations while maintaining its original concept.

Apparently, the game's original height map was used to place each location exactly where it was in the game and ensured that every detail of the place was recreated faithfully.

"When building Vvardenfell in ESO: Morrowind, we started with TES III," Carr said. "We grabbed the height map directly from the original game and used that as a starting point for building the terrain, and we referenced TES III's key architecture styles for the structures."

"The whole goal is to take the original game and the world and re-envision it so that it's more detailed."
"There's nothing more nostalgic than going back to Vvardenfell which is where the whole series really took off, so that's why we picked it," Game Director Matt Firor added. "It's a part of the world with a different feel and it's inside the same game."

Also returning in The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind are the Great Houses -- House Hlaalu, House Redoran, and House Telvanni. Players must decide whether or not they will form an alliance with them.

The latest expansion of the game will also highlight political intrigue, where players might assassinate a lot of corrupt politicians.

Aside from that, the upcoming expansion pack will also bring new features in the game including a new duel feature. According to reports, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will introduce the new Player vs. Player battlegrounds.

The Warden Class will also make its debut in the Morrowind expansion. Apparently, this new class will provide players with a War Bear companion. There will also be a mission for players to take, where they should save the Vivec City from a possible meteor.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind expansion pack will be released as an early access version on May 22. It will be available for $40 to those who already have a copy of TheElder Scrolls Online. Meanwhile, newcomers to the game will have to buy the base game and the expansion for $60. The official release date of The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will be on June 6 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Make sure to check back for more news and updates on The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind.

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