Train2Game News: How The Elder Scrolls Online story is being written by Zenimax

Train2Game students can find out how the story is being written for The Elder Scrolls Online, the upcoming MMO from Zenimax Studios based on Bethesda’s popular RPG series.

Speaking in an exclusive video interview with Game Informer, lead content designer Rich Lambert and creative director Paul Sage discuss the story for The Elder Scrolls Online and how it fits in with Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim, and Tamriel as a whole.

They also reveal some of the techniques used at Zenimax to decide on their story, including research, brainstorming and communication with Bethesda Game Studios.

Watch the video over at Game Informer. You can also watch the Elder Scrolls Online announcement trailer below, right here on The Train2Game Blog.

There’s much more about The Elder Scrolls here on The Train2Game Blog, including this post about nearly 14 million mods being downloaded for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

What are your initial thoughts about The Elder Scrolls Online? Do you think an MMO in an established single player universe will work well?

Leave your comments here on The Train2Game Blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

Train2Game news: Skyrim mod tools showcased in Bethesda Creation Kit trailer

Train2Game students looking forward to using official modding tools for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim can see the Bethesda Creation Kit in action in a new video, and boy does it look impressive.

The Skyrim workshop is completely free and offers modders the same creation tools Bethesda used to create Skyrim. It also comes with full Steam functionality, allowing users to easily share, rate and download mods. Train2Game students can see the Skyrim mod tools in action in the video from Bethesda below.

Much more information about the modding tools is available on The Elder Scrolls community page.

A number of Train2Game students are looking forward to making Skyrim mods using Bethesda’s Creation Kit, and if you can get involved too. See this thread on the Train2Game forum for more information.

The Train2Game Blog has previously shown you some of the stranger Skyrim mods, including ones that let you turn Dragons into My Little Pony or “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and a mod that turns Mudcrabs into Futurama’s Doctor Zoidberg.

Not only is modding an excellent way for those on Train2Game courses to practice their skills, but it can also provide that extra experience needed to get into the games industry.

“It’s a really good way for someone to get noticed because it shows that you’re able” Valve’s Chet Faliszek previously told the Train2Game blog about of modding.

Keep reading The Train2Game Blog for the latest news about modding and how it could benefit you.

So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on the Skyrim mod tools? Are you gearing up for their release?

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Train2Game news: New Skyrim trailer offers behind the scenes insights

Train2Game students can get an exclusive look behind the scenes of Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in an exclusive documentary that comes with the Collector’s Edition of the game.

However, those Train2Game students who won’t be able to get their hands on a collector’s edition of Skyrim can get a taste of the ‘Behind the Wall: The Making of Skyrim documentary’ in an extended trailer at the bottom of this Train2Game blog post.

The Bethesda team discuss various behind the scenes information about Skyrim, including the challenges of building such a huge open world title. Indeed, The Making of trailer reveals The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim features no less than 315 places to explore, a number that includes all of the exterior locations and all of the dungeons.

All of these need to be massively detailed because “you don’t know what the player is going to do”

As previously reported by the Train2Game blog, the Skyrim Creation Kit will allow enthusiasts including Train2Game students to create their own content for what’s already a huge game.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, winner of the ‘One to Watch’ award at the Golden Joysticks, will be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on 11th November.

So Train2Game, does the prospect of a Making of documentary tempt you into purchasing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition? What feature of the game are you most interested in?

Leave your comments here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.