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Elder Scrolls Anthology Now Available

Bethesda said on Tuesday that The Elder Scrolls Anthology is now available for the PC across North American retail shelves for $79.99 USD. This bundle provides the complete Elder Scrolls collection of PC games plus all the official add-ons, and five physical maps detailing the lands of Tamriel, Iliac Bay, Morrowind, Cyrodiil, and Skyrim.

This new anthology seems to pave the way for Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls Online MMORPG slated to arrive in 2014, updating new and current Elder Scrolls gamers alike with a package spanning the first entry up to the latest DLC for Skyrim. The upcoming MMORPG, which feels exactly like an Elder Scrolls RPG only with the inclusion of other players (finally), will cover four platforms: PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

"That game was never planned to come to consoles," said Sony's VP of publisher and developer relations, Adam Boyes in a recent interview. "We just kinda kept sitting with [Bethesda] saying, 'Well why not? There's no reason. Why don't you do this?' They're like, 'We're not planning it,' and I'm like, 'Well, what if we built a plan that we could do that?'"

Back in August, Bethesda revealed that The Elder Scrolls Online would require a $14.99 monthly subscription fee, even for console owners who already shell out subscription fees for Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus. Bethesda's Pete Hines said the company is working with Microsoft to allow Xbox One owners to play the MMORPG without the need for the additional Xbox Gold requirement.

"When I'm playing Call of Duty online I don't feel like I'm paying my monthly Xbox Live sub for Call of Duty - I'm just paying it because that's a thing that I do, and whatever game I'm playing at the time is the one that benefits," he told The Official Xbox Magazine. "Having said that, we have been in talks with Microsoft about that very thing, and seeing whether or not there's any room to change their minds about that, for folks who are only playing The Elder Scrolls Online and don't want to pay for an Xbox Live Gold subscription, just to pay for the Elder Scrolls Online."

"The answer right now is that's the way it works, but it's something that we're aware of and we keep pushing on, to see if there's something that can be done. We'll let you know if there's movement there," he added.

A lot can change before The Elder Scrolls Online arrives next year. In the meantime, Elder Scrolls fans can get their fill of the whole franchise by picking up the Anthology collection on PC now for $79.99 USD. The bundle includes the following:

The Elder Scrolls Arena
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year
-- Tribunal
-- Bloodmoon
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year
-- Knights of the Nine
-- Shivering Isles
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition
-- Dawnguard
-- Hearthfire
-- Dragonborn
Five Physical Maps detailing the lands of Tamriel, Iliac Bay, Morrowind, Cyrodiil, and Skyrim

  • bryonhowley
    With Elder Scrolls going Online it is just one more great RPG destroyed by multiplayier.
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  • 17seconds
    I wonder if Elder Scrolls overload might actually end up being a bad thing. I mean, at some point you have to move on, or at least get up to eat or go to the bathroom.
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  • nevilence
    Who knows what it will be like, personally, I hope like hell its just the same as skyrim except with friends (maybe less quest bugs). That to me would be a huge win
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  • Grandmastersexsay
    What are the odds Elder Scrolls Online will try something besides the WOW mechanics, roll of the dice style of game play that has been around since Dungeons and Dragons? If I wear some pauldrons in real life, are they going to increase my critical strike rating? It feels like every MMORPG is just a reskinned version of the other.

    How about some real, or at least semi real mechanics, like a FPS, but in a MMORPG? You know, kind of like how the Elder Scrolls series is, but with the MMO part? Any chance of that? No? Instead you're going to turn a perfectly good FPS RPG, take out all the skill, and turn it into just another crappy cookie cutter MMORPG?

    Fuck the world and its lack of imagination and daring.
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  • nevilence
    11516831 said:
    What are the odds Elder Scrolls Online will try something besides the WOW mechanics, roll of the dice style of game play that has been around since Dungeons and Dragons? If I wear some pauldrons in real life, are they going to increase my critical strike rating? It feels like every MMORPG is just reskinned versions of the other.

    How about some real, or at least semi real mechanics, like a FPS, but in a MMORPG? You know, kind of like how the Elder Scrolls series is, but with the MMO part? Any chance of that? No? You're going to turn a perfectly good FPS RPG, take out all the skill, and turn it into just another crappy cookie cutter MMORPG?

    Fuck the world and its lack of imagination and daring.

    And in real life your gloves will give you 20% to alchemy, boots 25% to sneak, perk points to increase my 1 handed crit, and a necklace that will reduce the cooldown between shouts?? Im sorry but its a fantasy game, real life doesnt have a lot to do with it. And this as a mmorpg is going to be reskinned in the same way that skyrim is reskinned rpg, doesnt mean it cant be good
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  • Grandmastersexsay
    11516864 said:
    11516831 said:
    What are the odds Elder Scrolls Online will try something besides the WOW mechanics, roll of the dice style of game play that has been around since Dungeons and Dragons? If I wear some pauldrons in real life, are they going to increase my critical strike rating? It feels like every MMORPG is just reskinned versions of the other.

    How about some real, or at least semi real mechanics, like a FPS, but in a MMORPG? You know, kind of like how the Elder Scrolls series is, but with the MMO part? Any chance of that? No? You're going to turn a perfectly good FPS RPG, take out all the skill, and turn it into just another crappy cookie cutter MMORPG?

    Fuck the world and its lack of imagination and daring.

    And in real life your gloves will give you 20% to alchemy, boots 25% to sneak, perk points to increase my 1 handed crit, and a necklace that will reduce the cooldown between shouts?? Im sorry but its a fantasy game, real life doesnt have a lot to do with it. And this as a mmorpg is going to be reskinned in the same way that skyrim is reskinned rpg, doesnt mean it cant be good

    Yeah, yeah... You miss my point.

    FPS mechanics vs Target, Cast Spell, Roll dice.

    Skill vs Luck.

    BTW, boots could really add 25% to sneak.
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  • John Bauer
    $80? Wow, not a bad deal actually.

    Not to mention that's about 35 years of entertainment.
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  • IndignantSkeptic
    Grandmastersexsay,

    Just because it is going MMO doesn't mean it has to have fully-automated non-interactive combat like typical MMO games.
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  • cats_Paw
    So.. they are selling daggerfall, a game that is free to download. Just a reminder, there is no support for those games, so if it dosent work for you, your problem.

    Amazing that bethesda desided to jump on the "WoW made a lot of money, lets do the same" wagon. So many companies destroyed their reputation on with this, and now its their turn.

    Also, since morrowind i felt like each elder scrolls after that was slightly cut down in terms of quality.

    It would be very hard to explain to someone who didnt play those games.
    Ofc you need the mods to make games look as good as they should have been in the first place :D.

    Becouse of this I feel i wont be even trying Elder scrolls online.
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  • cypeq
    Just give chance to Elder Scrolls MMO. It will be a damn shame if it's just gonna reskin WOW mechanics. Unfortunately they are one of the best here. Remember that bethseda team is not making this mmo.
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