A new interview posted by Game Informer has some new details on the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls Online MMO. More specifically, game director Matt Firor addressed why he believes that the Elder Scrolls Online is a truly "modern MMO."
Firor wanted to ensure that players aren't "punished" by the game simply because it is an MMO. Elder Scrolls games have always had the player completing gigantic, world changing quests that just don't make sense if multiple players wait in line to complete the same quest.
Firor assured players that this game would be no different when he said "We have a whole part of the game that is 100 per cent solo, which is the main story, where the world focuses on you. You are the hero, everything you do is solo and the world reacts to you that way."
Firor also commented on the anger displayed by some Elder Scrolls fans at the franchise making the move from single player RPG to an MMO format. Firor had this to say on the matter, "The worst situation for a game community to be in is where no one posts on the boards because they don't care," he said. "If they post on the boards, they care, even if they're not being so polite about it. But that's a fact of life: You're an Internet game, you're on the Internet, you have an Internet community. And the Internet community is always very vocal."