MMOs in better shape than ever, as TESO proves
A few hours ago, during a panel discussion to celebrate the entry of Bethesda Studios into the Xbox org chart, ZeniMax Online Studios revealed some very interesting facts about The Elder Scrolls Online, one of the most successful MMOs in the world. the last decade. The online role-playing game, released in 2014, managed to recruit an additional 3 million new players in 2020, reaching a total user base of 18 million, which surely helped the game reach Xbox Game Pass and l Xbox Live Gold Membership.
However, as Matt Firor, director of ZeniMax Online Studios clarified, the debut has not been easy for the MMO, being 7 years late. The ambitious plan to adapt a saga as popular as the Elder Scrolls to a persistent world He didn’t have a great reception when he first started outHowever, Robert Altman, the recently deceased founder of Bethesda and the Zenimax conglomerate, continued to support the idea and encouraged its creators to correct the issues, it has been revealed.
Online role-playing game, released in 2014, managed to recruit 3 million additional new players in 2020
Aaron Greenberg, Xbox Marketing Area Manager, assured the panel that The Elder Scrolls Online, since its launch, has become “the world’s # 1 cross-platform MMORPG”. Despite its 7 years of life, the MMO has prepared a lot of new content to come and specific versions for PS5 and Xbox Series X | S to take advantage of the potential of the new consoles.
While it is very difficult to come up with precise numbers for the labor force in MMOs, the truth is that far from vanishing, the veteran genre of online multiplayer role-playing games. can’t go through a better time. Classics like World of Warcraft are still in a remarkable state of health and the communities of Final Fantasy XIV, The Elder Scrolls Online or Black Desert Online continue to surprise with their numbers.