Elsweyr has released on the Elder Scrolls Online PTS, so players got to explore every new nook and cranny of the Khajiit’s patrimonial motherland. Meanwhile, ZeniMax in its last dev blog shares a full review of the new zone and the cat people that populate it.
Elsweyr is a vast zone born of rocky desert canyons, full of winds Savannas, and verdurous jungles. “In general, when planning a new zone, we always try to take multiple different real-world inspirations and mash them together,” Senior Concept Artist Joseph Watmough says. “For Elsweyr’s grasslands for example, we looked at West Africa, and for the southern more tropical parts, we looked at southern India, Indonesia, and Thailand. This gives the player an experience that’s rooted in reality, but also something a little different.”
Speaking of the Khajiiti, the developers say that they tried to minimize negative standarts happened because cat people supposed to be thieves. “We already knew what the stereotypes were, so we had to make sure that we were showing other aspects of the Khajiiti culture, too,” clarifies Zone Lead Greg Roth. Players of Elsweyr will see that Khajiit can take any shape and be any size, even family members form it can be. “All Khajiit are born looking roughly similar, but as they get older, they’ll grow into different forms, depending on when they were born,” says Roth. “[. . .] One could be a Senche-raht, and one could be an Alfiq. It’s a very strange family unit as far as outsiders are concerned, but to the Khajiit, it’s very normal.”
In addition, players, for sure, also will combat with dragons, necromancers, Imperials, bandits, and other monsters when they start the gameplay, so there’s a lot of fun ahead!