Coincidentally, a week after I talked about The Elder Scrolls Online, WildStar, and the whole debate about whether or not these two blockbusters will live up to their hype, we received notice of a rumor circulating the internet regarding how much TESO has set back its developers during the game’s production.
The rumor comes to us from multiple sources, but was originally found on Superannuation’s Twitter page, who is a reputable video game journalist who loves to sleuth out gaming mysteries. The tweet in question has since been deleted, interestingly enough, but the evidence still stands and can be found on NeoGAF.
Here’s what we’re looking at:
The price tag seems to fit, especially give the fact that Bethesda is shooting high with TESO and working off a huge franchise and will be releasing the game for PC, Mac, PS4, and XBOX One, but it also makes sense given the fact that they’re launching the game with a subscription fee right off the bat. We also know that there will be a large amount of cutscenes, animations, and voice acting in TESO, which seems to fit this type of budget.
We also, of course, have to give a nod to BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic which had a similar price tag and shares quite a bit in common with TESO‘s goals and design paths thus far.
Remember that this information is only a rumor and should be taken as such. It sure makes for some interesting speculation, however.