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Friday, July 20, 2012
Matt Firor Discusses The Elder Scrolls Online
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Games Industry has posted a new interview with ZeniMax Online Studios' Matt Firor about the company's upcoming MMO adaptation of Bethesda's Elder Scrolls universe. The developer discussed a variety of topics related to The Elder Scrolls Online, addressing some of the concerns fans have raised since the game's announcement.

Q: Do you see this as something all the Skyrim fans are going to play, or is it more like you just want to create an MMO and it happens to be using Elder Scrolls lore? Who's the audience?

Matt Firor: We just want to make a good game and let people who want to play it, play it. It is an online game. MMO is a tired expression. It is an online RPG and we designed it to be a great game. People who like other Elder Scrolls games will probably want to try it, but people who play other MMOs like WoW or Star Wars are also going to want to try it too. So if it's not a good game, no one is going to want to play it. First and foremost, we want to make sure the game is sticky and fun, and that was our first priority. If we do that, all of our other questions are answered.

Q: How do you know what feedback to take seriously? You have to get all sorts of crazy feedback. So how do you separate what's valuable from what is insane?

Matt Firor: That's where experience comes in. We have a very experienced team that has done a lot of MMOs. We have people that have been around for successful MMOs and people that have worked on failed MMOs. It is very important to have people around that saw a game go bad so we can see that life lesson; they can show you when a game goes bad. You have smart people, you have experienced people and they look into that feedback. If someone says they want to fly like Superman, we probably won't see that happen.

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