5 Upcoming Video Games to Entertain You Until Summer
Spring is officially here, but in a lot of places it’s still cold. It’s still going to be a while before many of us get the urge to get up and go outside for our entertainment. Until then, video games will continue being a good source of fun. Fortunately, there’s a good slew of games on the way to keep us all busy until the weather truly warms up and helps us get out of hibernation.
The Elder Scrolls Online (PC, Mac: April 4; Xbox One, PS4: June)
For fans of the Elder Scrolls video game franchise, the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online was quite the shocker. The rich, immersive role-playing game brought gamers into dazzling worlds, gave them a vast array of powers, and pitted them against all manner of foe from overgrown crabs and rats to demon lords and dragons. But one thing that had been long absent from the game was the ability to play it with friends.
Though Elder Scrolls games featured some of the bigger worlds put into games (thank goodness for fast-travel), all that space could only be explored by players on their lonesome. There was some unofficial modding that took place to get Skyrim to allow online multiplayer. But an intense overhaul of the game such as that required to get Skyrim online was guaranteed to face significant trouble and struggle with issues.
The Elder Scrolls Online shouldn’t face those same problems. And, being an MMORPG, will allow players to not only show their friends how awesome their character is, but show thousands and thousands of other players inhabiting the game world of Tamriel. Fans of Skyrim might be disappointed by some lacking features that couldn’t be retained between games, and people who modded their game to ultra-realistic quality will likely find the visuals a bit less impressive, but there should be no lack of the extensive in-game lore and character customization.