On June 6 we'll finally be able to return to the cities and towns we explored 15 years ago, as the Morrowind expansion launches for The Elder Scrolls Online. Sure enough, Elder Scrolls Online players are just looking forward to a sizable expansion which adds over 30 hours of story content and a new class. For older folks who played the original, the main appeal will be the chance to encounter some familiar sights and sounds and see the island of Vvardefell recreated in a brand new way.
Because we just can't wait until June, YouTube channel "Candyland" has put together a nifty comparison video showing several scenes from the original Morrowind compared to their recreations in the new Elder Scrolls Online expansion. Gaming has come a long way in the past 15 years, and even though ESO launched in 2014, these comparisons are simply breathtaking. Take a look:
You can see that the makeover is dramatic. We do feel compelled to say that the Morrowind footage on the left does look a bit understated. Perhaps they had the settings dialed back a bit, or maybe it was running on an older laptop. Maybe we're just blinded by nostalgia, but we could have sworn the water in the original Morrowind looked better than that, right?
Either way, the new Vvardenfell looks like a beautiful and enchanting place, and we can't wait to go steal some bone armor from the city guards. Stay tuned to WWG for more on the Morrowind expansion in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here's a refresher:
"The fate of Morrowind hangs in the balance and you must take up the mantle of a hero to help Vivec, the legendary warrior-poet and Guardian of Vvardenfell, save the world from a deadly Daedric threat. Set roughly 700 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, ESO's new Chapter takes you to familiar locations as you attempt to solve the mystery of Vivec's mysterious illness and restore his strength. Travel from the volcanic Ashlands to the mushroom-filled forests, and walk the streets of Vivec City, still under construction at this point in time."