Elder Scroll: Oblivion goes gold

By Justin Mann on March 3, 2006, 12:04 PM
The day that many avid RPG enthusiasts have eagerly anticipated has arrived. Oblivion, fourth in the Elder scroll series (Following Arena, Daggerfall and Morrowind) has gone gold, meaning it is ready for retail. Bethesda announced yesterday that the game itself will be in stores and available on the week of March 20th. One of the largest game projects to date, Oblivion has faced numerous delays in the past for quality purposes. After the stunning success that was Morrowind, Bethesda has a lot to live up to, but everything so far points to Oblivion being possibly the best RPG of the year.

"Our most ambitious project ever is finally done," said Todd Howard, executive producer of Oblivion. "We're excited to get the game into everyone's hands and let them experience it for themselves. We hope they enjoy it. I think it's our best game yet."
Strong words. Let's hope they really hold up. Oblivion has some of the most severe system requirements to date for "recommended" play, and some people have been upgrading just for it. In a mere 17 days we'll find out what the waiting was all for.

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sjps220 said:
woo! I've been waiting for this one! Can't wait to get my hands on it. And just in time for exams too. I only hope my system can handle it. If you guys are into games and haven't tried this series I would highly recommend it.
seanp789 said:
This one looks really good. Uses Dualcore cpu for change.
vigilante said:
I bought Morrowind and attempted to play that. I actually didn't care for it much. I mean, the graphics were sweet and all, but I didn't like how slow they made it. Like for example you can't even run for more then so long then all the sudden your panting and have to stop? I mean, who has the time of day to be slowed down in your gaming. And talking to endless people.I guess thats the whole point of RPG. But I could never get into it really. If it stopped playing for a week, I have no idea what I was doing.I may try this one, but I wasn't to impressed with the gameplay of MW.
Kaleid said:
From what I've read I feel pretty confident it will be a better game than the last one which I didn't care much for either.
nimo333 said:
The Witcher looks also promising but who knows of when it will come out so I'll basically play both games.
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