The head of the development department of the MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online, Matt Firor, gave an interview to TheGamer. In it, he made a very interesting statement that he does not consider TESO an MMORPG in the usual sense. The developer explained this by saying that the term MMO has long been outdated and applying it to games is not cool.
According to Firor, The Elder Scrolls Online can not be called an MMORPG, because this term implies a lot of elements that are not in the game. So, for example, the ability to lock the enemy into the target, the movement of the mouse button, the presence only on the PC, as well as ultra-hardcore difficulty and much more.
In the gaming market, there are a huge number of games that have a massive multiplayer mode and that is why the term MMO is becoming increasingly outdated. Matt Firor called himself a fan of online games and said that he has been working in the industry since the late 80’s. At the same time, he has never released a single project in his life. One way or another, each of his games had multiplayer. In an interview, Firor also said that crossplay in the game will not appear yet, but perhaps in the future the ZeniMax team will still change its decision.
At the moment, The Elder Scrolls Online can be played on both PC and consoles. The Black Forest expansion will be released on June 1, and an improved version for the PS5 and Xbox Series will be released on June 15 this year.