Elder Scrolls Franchise Has Come A Long Way

Elder Scrolls Franchise Has Come A Long Way

Ethan Diep, 11, Staff Writer

Starting from 1994, the Elder Scrolls franchise has come a long way since its first release with The Elder Scrolls: Arena. And with the passing years, Bethesda has released more games following Arena, with each one surpassing the one before.

After their huge success with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda announced that they will be releasing their sixth game in 2019. This message from Bethesda thrilled fans from across the globe. They have been waiting for this game for eight years since the release of the fifth game. There have been many teasers issued that gives the viewers subtle information about the upcoming game. Many fans are happy and hopeful with the given insight.

Although there has not been a sufficient amount of information given for the viewers to have a vivid idea of the game, fans are confident that it will turn out wonderful based on Bethesda’s previous games.

“I’m not really sure about Elder Scrolls 6, but based on previous Elder Scrolls, which I have played being Skyrim the latest one, hopefully Elder Scrolls 6 can deliver just like the fourth and fifth games,” junior Francisco Macias said.

Anxious to know more about the game, veteran players have given their opinions on what they would like to see in the next game.

“I wish to see improved graphics,” junior Brandon Nguyen said. “I really struggle with a lot of glitches and lagging in previous games, I hope it will be easier to get up the environments, I struggled a lot in the fifth installment.”

Many fans have given their notion on what they want to see, however, many other fans have also stated what they would not like to see in the next installment.

“Glitches. Yes, they have made me die a lot, which is very unfortunate for me,” junior Wilmer Sanchez said. “It doesn’t really require skill if you can just glitch the game.”

Fans have also given how long they have been waiting and anticipating for Elder Scrolls six.

“I have been waiting since the fifth one came out, since November of 2011,” Wilmer said. “So approximately eight years.”

Although there are some who agree with the location of the next game, there are some that believe that it is questionable and quixotic.

“It is very unrealistic as in there are a bunch of mountains next to a bunch of grass, which is then next to giants,” Wilmer said. “It doesn’t really make sense, but I think it is very entertaining.”

During the announcement of the sixth game, Bethesda also broadcast the potential of going to be multiplayer. A large number of fans have been flabbergasted in that they strongly agree and disagree.

“There has not been any multiplayer in the previous games,” Wilmer said. “Hopefully, they can deliver a co-op system that does not glitch so we can have experience with our friends. If it is PVP (player vs. player), I hope it is balanced and that there are no broken tactics.”

A large mass of fans have been having mixed feelings, whether it be good or bad, with the information given so far about the game. One thing that is for sure though, is that it will be immensely popular within the gaming world and will no doubt sell many copies.