There's More to Skyrim Than Skyrim

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Grey Carter:
It turns out entire continents from previous Elder Scrolls games are hidden beyond Skyrim's borders.

As far as I'm aware, there's actually only the one continent, containing provinces from previous Elder Scrolls games.

Ickorus:
I think there is a chance of Cyrodiil and Morrowind appearing in expansions since they put quite a bit of backstory into everything that has changed in those regions in the last 200 years (Eruption and Thalmor respectively).

That said, i'd love to see Black Marsh, my character's homeland.

This is really off topic, but I just spent about ten seconds panicking because I had thought that some crafty arthropod had managed to somehow find its way under my netbook screen.

similar.squirrel:

Ickorus:
I think there is a chance of Cyrodiil and Morrowind appearing in expansions since they put quite a bit of backstory into everything that has changed in those regions in the last 200 years (Eruption and Thalmor respectively).

That said, i'd love to see Black Marsh, my character's homeland.

This is really off topic, but I just spent about ten seconds panicking because I had thought that some crafty arthropod had managed to somehow find its way under my netbook screen.

At least you didn't smack your screen to try to kill it

Two expansions? Morrowind and Cyrodil? I highly doubt it but seeing as they have already made the landscapes and would just have to give them a graphical update, I remain optimistic. They'd definitely be keeping their promise of big expansions! It would be really cool to see the state of these lands in the current Tamriel.

I guess it could be for scale or it could be for modders, in which case that is cool that they did that but I really hope it is for expansions, that'd be so awesome but I'm not getting excited yet.

This is not going to end well.

... why do you leave that in there if you're not going to use it in the game? That just wastes space ...

Dastardly:

Grey Carter:
There's More to Skyrim Than Skyrim

The more I find about this game, the more I want it to have multiplayer so bad my teeth hurt.

Multiplayer would just ruin these games

So, I'm placing money that DLC will be put in that releases those continents for added gameplay, and those ones right now are placeholders.

Reading this thread I am left wondering what planet people asking for whole extra provinces or the whole of Tamriel as DLC/expansions live on. Do you realise how labour intensive the creation of these games is? Maybe you could hope for one area of another province (or similar sized smaller map somewhere away from Skyrim) for an expansion like in Tribunal, Bloodmoon and the Shivering isles but a whole other province? Literally a 100% increase in the games size and content? or the entirety of Tamriel? Really? Please, live in the real world. The inclusion of Cyrodiil and Morrowind as silhouettes on the horizon doesn't mean a lot, sounds like it's just there for immersion.

It's probably just developer boredom. Mapper boredom. And as awesome as it would be to go there, I doubt any future content would be quite that massive.

Either that or it's just taking realism to a new level. Despite the invisible walls, of course.

BlueFishie:
Yes, it would take time. Developing a game generally takes time. Sell it separately as DLC for all I care, since haters are so furious at the possibility of co-op.

I just don't think it would work, personaly. The reason being that the entire point of Skyrim is not having to conform to a character archetype or mode of play, so jumping into a chum's game and having to do things the way they like would ruin that freedom.

My flatmate and I are both playing this game on different consoles. I wouldn't want to co-op with him because we have very different styles; he's an archer-slash-mage who spends a lot of time exploring the wilderness, hunting and mining and whatnot. I'm a powerful heavy armour armour crafter (smithing/enchanting, booyah) who specialises in sword and block, playing the game with a heavy emphasis on completing objectives and seeing what happens next in the story. He'd feel rushed playing at my speed, I'd feel bored playing at his. Of the several other friends who are playing it, I'm sure none would want to co-op with me because we all focus on different things, play in different styles, and the conflict between playstyles would lead to arguments or sheer boredom (depending on the friend).

When the entire premise is "do it your way", an alteration to "do it your way, if your buddy agrees" or "do it their way" wouldn't sit very well. If you can find someone who will happily play at your speed, loot the things you want, pick flowers when they'd rather be crushing skulls etc, then good for you. I just don't believe it works very well in a game like this.

EverythingIncredible:
Cyrodiil and Morrowind expansions would be lovely.

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I'd love to see Cyrodiil under Thalmor control, though... What the hell is left of Morrowind? Really? Argonians took a slice of its north and almost all of it is gone because of the volcano...
Oh! Hammerfell!

Thedutchjelle:

Kopikatsu:

Dastardly:

The more I find about this game, the more I want it to have multiplayer so bad my teeth hurt.

How would multiplayer work? Just have a persistent world where everyone is just kind of running around doing their own thing? 'Cause that would do horrible things for immersion.

Every dungeon in the entire world has been sacked. PvP runs rampant. Every city would lie in ruins.

I would love to play this game co-op, not as a MMO. Sadly it's only single-player.

Well, they could set it up Spore style, where you play by yourself, but other peoples input can affect your SP experience.

Just a idea , and if that were to happen, I would play that EVERY DAY!

DarthFennec:
... why do you leave that in there if you're not going to use it in the game? That just wastes space ...

Not really.
Terrain uses very little space due to how the world is built in this engine.
Terrain is basically just a flat plane that's been distorted into mountains and such.
And the textures are painted on from a database.
The entire continent that's not skyrim likely only takes up a few hundred kilobytes due to not actually containing anything.

I can't be the only one who thought of White Zombie after reading the thread title. I just managed to get that song out of my head and you've forced it back in. Thanks for nothing Escapist!

OT: I'm guessing Bethesda are planning out some huge Shivering Isles-esque expansion pack involving Cyrodill and Morrowind. They probably just put it on the disc to save time when making the expansion.

Denamic:

DarthFennec:
... why do you leave that in there if you're not going to use it in the game? That just wastes space ...

Not really.
Terrain uses very little space due to how the world is built in this engine.
Terrain is basically just a flat plane that's been distorted into mountains and such.
And the textures are painted on from a database.
The entire continent that's not skyrim likely only takes up a few hundred kilobytes due to not actually containing anything.

I guess I'm just really conscious about that kind of thing, then. Yeah, it's just a height map, but it's still being loaded into memory for no reason. But I'm the sort of person who will optimize to save one cpu cycle or one kilobyte, so I guess I'm just overreacting ... it still annoys me though.

I traveled to the north western corner and found the edge of the map, everything just dropped off, I jumped off and landed in an ocean, haven't hit its edge yet, still going west.

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