Report: Elder Scrolls V Is A Direct Sequel To Oblivion
The Elder Scrolls series cemented Bethesda's reputation as the undisputed kings of the open-world RPG... but since the barnstorming success of Oblivion, fans have been languishing in anticipation of the next title in the series. It has been a long and arduous wait, but a new report from Eurogamer Denmark states that the Elder Scrolls V is indeed in development... and will be a direct sequel to Oblivion.
[Our Bethesda source] confirmed, with official game documents in hand, that this will be the chronological sequel to what happened in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which is the latest game in the now 16-years-old Elder Scrolls saga and by itself one of the better RPGs for PC and consoles.
The sequel to Oblivion is coming, we can hereby confirm without hesitation. It's been a while since 2006, hasn't it?
We've long suspected that TES5 has been taking shape in the Bethsda skunkworks for some time... but with rumours of an MMO slant doing the rounds every now and again, we're glad of any confirmation that a direct canonical sequel to Oblivion is on the cards. It's been too long. We're so ready for this. [Eurogamer Denmark via EG]
Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light Gets Co-Op PS3 Patch
We absolutely adored Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light when it hit the downloadable marketplaces this summer, but the lack of online cooperative play was absolutely exasperating. GOL was designed from the ground up to be played with a friend, after all. The Xbox 360 version received a cooperative patch last month, but a tweet from Crystal Dynamics has now confirmed PS3 owners can finally take their game online via a software update.
Apparently the PC patch is "coming soon." We'll let you know when it hits. [via VG247]
SCE UK Boss Hypes GT5 Despite Day One Patch...
After myriad delays, rampant rumours and hundreds of apologetic twitter updates, the long-awaited Gran Turismo 5 will be releasing tomorrow. Note, however, that it will require an immediate and mandatory 133Mb patch to enable online play. Over the last few months, critics have been quick to point out that tastes have changed since Gran Turismo's last outing (notably the advent of cinematic racers like Burnout and Need For Speed)- so SCE UK Boss Ray Maguire has stepped up to the plate to state that we, as gamers, are still interested in the Gran Turismo experience. Just in case the overloaded forums and massive media exposure aren't enough proof.
We have to understand that the gaming landscape has changed and recognise that, but at the end of the day, I want it all. I don’t just want Angry Birds and Doodle Jump, I want Gran Turismo as well. Consumers will decide what they want to entertain themselves with at a certain point in time.
What’s interesting is that there’s been nothing until now on GT. That’s because the hardware that we have now allows for so much more freedom. The passion and the drive for excellence that Kazunori has is taking him all the way through to try and push the technology we have now. - SCE Ray Maguire To EG
In my Gamescom preview, I did note that GT5 doesn't provide the flashy and cinematic experience that many of its peers deliver. At the end of the day it comes down to personal taste.
So, here we go. Are you still interested? Can't wait for tomorrow? Or have you moved on to new pastures over the last few years? Have your say in the comments!