A datamining fan of The Elder Scrolls Online thinks he found where the MMO is going next: Vvardenfell, home of the Dunmer, and setting of the beloved The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind.
Editor’s note: The SEO-optimized headline on a previous edition of this story failed to account for the fact two regions of Morrowind already are in the game. it has been revised.
Discovered three days ago by a redditor in the Elder Scrolls subreddit, the map reveals tilesets for Hiaalu, Redoran, Telvanni, Vivec and Molag Mar, all names and places familiar to Morrowind fans. Dwemer ruins and Dunmer strongholds also are on the table.
Red Mountain, the volcanic peak at the center of the island, "appears inaccessible," says redditor FloorBelow, "though the northern ashlands around Urshilaku are [accessible] along with Molag Amur."
Comparing the size of the map, FloorBelow speculates that Vvardenfell will deliver "the biggest PvE game in the zone so far, even without Red Mountain being accessible." It's about double the size of Wrothgar, he says, providing a full-resolution version of the map.
PCGamesN points out that May will mark the 15th anniversary of the launch of The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, making it a perfect time to bring Vvardenfell into the canon's MMO.
The Elder Scrolls Online launched on Windows PC in April 2014. After a console launch in June 2015, it has seen five DLC updates since, three of them adding new zones.