It's been fifteen years since Zenimax Media, Bethesda Softworks, and Bethesda Game Studios' The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, almost to the day, but Bethesda is really hoping that you haven't forgotten a thing. The latest trailer for the Morrowind expansion of The Elder Scrolls Online has hit, and it's full of nostalgia for the first game. Including some familiar structures in the town of Sedya Neen.
The video is filled with shots of the Morrowind expansion overlaid with testimonials from fans talking about how much they loved the original. Many of those interviews seem to have been shot on the floor of a games convention, quite possibly PAX East given the layout, but I could be wrong there.
As a fellow Morrowind fan, this trailer definitely helped sell me on the expansion. I mean, we all knew I was going to be for this regardless just from my base fondness for the third Elder Scrolls, but seeing those familiar sights like Vivec city, the foreboding Red Mountain, and the twisted shapes of Vvardenfell's daedric ruins really did hit peak nostalgia levels while also being very evident of the upgraded graphics in TESO. Sure, they're a bit dated now, but nowhere near what we called groundbreaking back in 2002.
Then we get some testimonials from the ESO team about how excited they are to go back to Morrowind – and how often fans ask to go back – and it really does hit home just how much excitement there is for this expansion.
The Elder Scrolls Online was never my favorite MMO, in a lot of ways the gameplay is all a bit basic, but I have always liked having more time in the world of Elder Scrolls. But this expansion just might make me revise that opinion.