The Elder Scrolls Online – now with added Tamriel Unlimited – has been a long time coming to consoles, but next Tuesday, 9th June, it finally arrives. Praise the Nines!
Released not too long ago, the “Exploring Tamriel” trailer below highlights the vast and varied continent of Tamriel and some of the things you can expect to see in it. For fans of the Elder Scrolls series that haven’t played ESO on PC, the prospect of all the different locales, including Cyrodiil, Skyrim and Valenwood, all collected together in one game is incredibly exciting.
To celebrate the wonderful world of the Elder Scrolls series we’ve collected concept art from games new and old, showing not only the fantastical vistas and fascinating characters and creatures that make up the games, but also the hard work that goes into making them. There’s The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and, of course, The Elder Scrolls Online.
A lot of this art comes from the excellent collection at The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages, and features artists such as Jeremy Fenske; Ray Lederer; and Adam Adamowicz, who sadly pasted away a few months after The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was launched. All images belong to their respective owners.
(For more of Adam Adamowicz work on the Oblivion DLCs, as well as Skyrim and Fallout 3, see this flickr. There simply isn’t enough space here.)
The Elder Scrolls Online
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this look at the art behind these much loved games! Each image encapsulates not only a key design element, but can bring back the memories of the first time you discovered these views, characters, and places. If there are any other games you think the art of is worth a mention, let us know!