ZAM published an interview yesterday with Matt Firor, Game Director of The Elder Scrolls Online. During the interview, the ZAM team asked about how beta is progressing and what advances are being made regarding certain aspects of the game’s development. While Matt Firor didn’t touch on the events of the recent beta leaks, he did seem extremely confident in the results of the beta test overall. Here are a couple of sample questions and answers from the interview:
There has been a lot of information regarding the huge amount of content for solo and small group play styles at launch. Will there be large encounters for guilds to coalesce around in an organized manner?
There are group instances that can be run with friends and guild mates as well as the PvP system, of course, which will be largely guild-driven. We’re still working on our large-scale PvE systems; expect to see some information on those soon.
The AI of even standard mobs is quite impressive; can we expect large world bosses with similar complexity?
It depends what you mean by “world bosses” – definitely we have very challenging bosses in dungeons, in some PvE leveling areas, and in the main story. You’ll have to use some strategy to defeat these enemies and their minions.
Strategy needed for main story battles? Count me in.
For the compete interview, check it out on ZAM.