Today, Zenimax Online Studios released a video entitled The Elder Scrolls Online Character Creation. The video runs 2:22 minutes, and you can check it out at the end of this post.
Hosted by Jared Carr, Art Director for the Elder Scrolls Online, the video gives gamers a look at the upcoming character creation process and customization options. At first blush, I have to say that I’m not only impressed with the heightened graphics, but with the level of control that players will be given when creating characters. In my opinion, choice is a good thing when it comes to crafting your character, and I can honestly see myself spending hours playing with the creation options and tweaking my character’s physical appearance until things are perfect.
Elder Scrolls Online Character Creation
According to Carr, the Elder Scrolls Online development team wanted to make a robust character creation system that provided players with the options we come to expect from an Elder Scrolls game. For me, the character creation bar was set high with Skyrim, and although there appear to be similarities between the two games, the Elder Scrolls Online system appears to be more elaborate. Carr indicates that the ESO character creation system is thorough with lots of customization options. For starters, players will be able to:
- Define the physique of their characters, making characters overweight, skinny, or anywhere inbetween
- Adjust the height of their characters no matter what race is selected
- Pick from a lot of tattoo options (from the video, the few tats shown on screen look amazing)
- Get real specific with control over shoulder width, size of hands, thickness of arms, etc.
- Have fine control over lots of face options (hairstyles, etc.)
Zenimax Online Studios has a dedicated team of character artists who were involved with the character creation system, and you can definitely tell that a lot of effort was made to make things look great.
The Elder Scrolls Online is to be released in Spring 2014. We have several excellent articles about this highly anticipated game that you can read here on the Skyrim Fansite, including an in depth look into the best Elder Scrolls Online character class. Until next time!
Elder Scrolls Online Character Creation Video