Elder Scrolls V Screenshots And New Info Released

Bethesda just released ten new screenshots showing off the all-new engine. Now I know Skyrim is supposed to be a foreboding and callous land, but these screens really make me want to take a virtual vacation there, they all look fantastic! In addition, Bethesda has also announced the removal of the class system from Oblivion, believing that  that the class system created a somewhat generic experience for gamers.

“What we found in Oblivion is people would play, and even though they played for a half hour and then they picked their class, it’s still – in the scheme of the games we make – not enough time to really understand all the skills and how they work. So people would play, and the general pattern would be they’d play for like, three hours and then ‘oh I picked the wrong skills, I’m going to start over.’

“They weren’t necessarily upset about that, but to us, someone who’s making a game you’re like… ‘is there a way we can solve that? Is there a better way of doing it?’ And we think this is it.”

Personally, I was totally fine with the class system, and spent countless hours experimenting with the character and class creation systems, creating everything from a Breton ‘Lawyer’ class that focused in Hand-to-Hand combat and Illusion magic to an Orc ‘Slayer’ class, that had a fascinating ugly shirtless Orc run around stark-naked with a Battle Axe. I’ll leave my judgments at this development aside though, as I was more than satisfied with the last two installments of the Elder Scrolls franchise. Check out the screens and let us know what your thoughts are on the upcoming Elder Scrolls title that will be released on 11/11/11, a date so easy to remember that it will soon be ingrained into all of our memories.

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  • Jay

    I was very fond of the class system that oblivion had. Im actually sad to see it go, but it seems that their giving it up in replace of a much more detailed world, and more in depth artwork. The 700+ hours I have put into Oblivion have been nothing but fun, and i hope that they didnt change too much from the game that got me into RPG’s. But I do know that this game has already passed all my expectations, and I will be happy to be able to play it, its been awhile.

    If anyone gets anymore info on this game please send me an email at [email protected]

    • Daniel Horowitz (HavenDan)

      I feel the same way, Jay. Hopefully the universe will be expansive enough that not having a class system will not matter so much. I just hope we are not able to become a god of Magic, Meele AND Stealth, as that would be a real game-breaker for me.

  • SOON it will be etched into our memories?


    What the fuck is this world coming to that you drop the fact that it’s remembrance day, and claim that it will only SOON be “ingrained into all of our memories”, because of SKYRIM?

    You officially have no right to be alive right now in my personal opinion, I sincerely, without joking whatsoever, hope you die tomorrow.

    • Daniel Horowitz (HavenDan)

      thanks? A little extreme there, buddy. Obviously Veteran’s Day is important, especially in a broader context, but this is a games site, and games are important to our readers.

    • Wow! Someone didn’t get any valentines cards!

      If you’re that worried about Vets then maybe you should be out there helping them rather than perusing Gaming Sites?

    • what’s this rememberance thign? Anyway, now it should/will be called SKYRIM ULTIMATUM DAY or WEEK

    • I had a similar thought, though it had integrated swearwords and less hostility. Lol. But while 11.11 shall always be Veteran’s Day, 11.11.11 will forever be remembered as Skyrim Day.

      I’m imagining it now: My junior year standing on the choir risers, banging my bass drum, maybe even saying a few words from behind a podium at our school’s Veteran’s Day program; and though I will no doubt be feeling overwhelmed by the deep respect I have for those brave men and women, the reason I will be sweating and twitching and smiling at absolutely everything is because I know I have a pre-ordered copy of the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, waiting for me at a GameStop 45 miles away, and the moment that bell rings I am going to sprint to my car and DRIVE.

      Or maybe I’ll already be there in line at midnight. It’ll be the only game I’ve ever pre-ordered.

      Or maybe it’ll get delayed.

      • I meant less Swearwords. Oops.

  • I can’t wait till this comes out!!!!!!

  • First of, I would like to start of by saying @WOW, relax champ and don’t say anything like that ever again about killing the editor of this site, threatening someone won’t do no good at all. Have some respect. Atleast he posted up screens and a few bits of details about Skyrim. On-Topic: I am a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls series, I have finished them all. But my favourite part is and always will be Oblivion. If Skyrim delivers much more, which I’m sure it will. Then I might consider changing my mind on which is better.

  • I think ive called this right would like your opinions on it, that to fight this big ass dragon that we’ll turn into a big ass dragon aswell because martin turns into one at the end of Oblivion and he was dragon born and so is are character.

  • Skyrim will be supremely awesome for this simple fact. Game Informer has informed me that among other new additions and graphical improvement, Skyrim will build itself around your style/method of playing. In other words if you want to be a stealthy ninja assassin bowman mage, the game will contort itself so that you will find lots of arrows, mana potions and stealth armor etc.

  • The loss of a class system, in my opinion, is not that big of a deal. What is a class but a label that comes with a set of predesignated skills and from the sound of it, a lot of you guys were heavily interested in creating custom classes anyway. With the new system, you can still play any “class” you want, you just won’t be labeled as such. Rather, your persona will be defined by your favorite skills, which is how it would be in “real” life if we lived in TES universe. As far as role-playing goes, all you have to do is focus on different skills and you’ll have a different character, and that’s before considering all the variation that perks provide.

  • a orc slayer blabla shirtless gimme a break dont talk shit of u havent played

    • Daniel Horowitz (HavenDan)

      I don’t see why you couldn’t make a character that is an Orc, wears no shirt and wields a magic battle axe and then call it a slayer. Trust me, I played LOTS of Oblivion.