Elder Scrolls Online gets impressive character creation


When it comes to The Elder Scrolls Online, I’ll admit to wearing my heart on my sleeve. I have very little desire to play the game despite my feelings towards the original RPG series. I am utterly in love with The Elder Scrolls, but I really dislike MMORPGs. After playing some of The Elder Scrolls Online, I stand by my original uneasiness.

All that being said, I’ll be damned if I don’t admit that this character creation system is streets ahead of anything we’ve been given in past Elder Scrolls games. The team at Zenimax Online Studios has done a really good job with this, and I’m a little bummed I only got to play with predefined characters when at E3. I probably would have spent most of my hands-on time creating character after character. Now that I think about it, that’s probably why they gave us ready-made characters to try out.

After the jump you’ll find a video featuring Jared Carr, the art director for The Elder Scrolls Online. He’ll walk you through the character creation system and show off their new and improved slider modification mechanic. The Elder Scrolls Online is heading to PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime next year. It was recently revealed that the MMORPG will use a monthly subscription-based model.