With over 20 million copies sold, Skyrim is one of the top selling video games of all time. This is a huge accomplishment for the fifth installation of The Elder Scrolls series, and the impressive sales numbers prove that single-player video games are far from dead. In an age where multiplayer games typically grab the headlines, it was great to see an immersive game like Skyrim offering players the chance to spin their own epic yarn.
Skyrim offers a great single-player experience, providing untold hours of imaginative fun. Whether you like exploring ancient ruins or completing challenging quests, Skyrim captures your attention like few video games can.
With that said, would a multiplayer option make the gaming experience even greater? This of course will never happen with Skyrim — the game is complete in its finished form, but what about the series’ next installment? Would an Elder Scrolls VI multiplayer game be well received?
Imagine taking the single-player experience of Skyrim, and having the ability to invite a friend or two to come along as you raid a bandit camp or fight a nest of Frost Spiders. I’m not talking about co-op play like in The Elder Scrolls Online, a MMORPG with thousands of players online at any given time. I’m talking about an intimate experience like Skyrim, where you can have a friend or two join you by special invitation. Like a traditional RPG, you could form a small party to quest and explore. Would an Elder Scrolls VI multiplayer option help propel Skyrim’s heir apparent to even greater heights of success?
So what do you think? Would you like to see an Elder Scrolls VI multiplayer game? What are the pros and cons of gaming with a buddy or two? Share your thoughts in the Speak Your Mind section below.