I have been introduced with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which is a action role-playing open world video game through Steam. While searching for any open world games, Steam suggested me to try it.
I’m a huge fan of open world games (aka sandbox video games). They give you great flexibility and freedom of a great wide world to explore. Instead of linear games they give you sense of freedom. You don’t need to follow missions one by one, you can just walk for days to explore hidden missions, places, characters.
I think Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was built on top of Fallout universe. Bethesda learned many lessons from Fallout experience and patch all missing parts while building Skyrim universe. Therefore they created one of the most popular/purchased open world game ever.
I spent 10s of hours with this game and now I heard that Skyrim Online will be available in 2013 !
Skyrim Online will be Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). In MMORPG games, large number of players interact with the world and each other. While you are sleeping, anyone around the world may be inserting or reading data in this world.
I highly doubt that for those who are big fans of Skyrim world will spent most of their life with Elder Scrolls Online.