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Imperial City 2nd Anniversary Event Announced For Elder Scrolls Online

Posted on September 9, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

ZeniMax Online Studios has announced an in-game event celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the release of the Imperial City DLC. Running from now until September 18th champions who venture into the overrun city in the heart of Cyrodil can earn double the amount of rare drops. This is a great opportunity if you own the Imperial City DLC to get some of the unique armor/weapon pieces that the DLC brought to ESO. 

Here are the specific items and currencies that have a double drop rate:

  • Double the amount of Tel Var Stones dropped from all monsters
  • Double the chance of picking up the Stonefire Scamp pet and Soul-Shriven Skin
  • Double the amount of Key Fragments
  • Double the amount of sacks dropped by the Tel Var Scamp and Treasure Scamps

Imperial City adds the following to The Elder Scrolls Online: 

  • A brand new PVE / PVP quest line. 
  • Six major wards that comprise the large open city environment. 
  • One public PVE dungeon – The Imperial Sewers. 
  • Two four person private dungeons available via Activity Finder – The White Tower and Imperial City Prison. 
  • A DLC Unique Crafting Style.
  • New collectibles. 

Imperial City is available as part of an ESO Plus monthly subscription or as a separate purchase for 25 000 Crowns in the Crowns Store. 


Zenimax Buys Doom Co-Developer Escalation Studios

Posted on February 2, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Zenimax, the parent company of publisher Bethesda Softworks, announced recently that they have acquired Dallas-based developers Escalation Studios. If you haven’t heard of the folks at Escalation Studios before I wouldn’t blame you but they have worked on a number of smaller titles as well as collaborated with other studios on AAA titles. Most recently they worked alongside id software on the 2016 DOOM Reboot and prior to that their website states that they’ve collaborated on the Call of Duty franchise as well as past entries in the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series.

In the press release announcing the acquisition, it was noted that Escalation Studios is working on a number of projects for Bethesda including console titles, VR titles and other games. According to their website Escalation is currently hiring Software Engineers, UI Designers, 2D artists and web engineers possibly for these unannounced games.

In a statement Co-Director of Escalation Studios, Marc Tardif said:

“Becoming a part of this amazing family of developers is an honor for everyone at our studio.” 

Last year’s DOOM reboot shipped in May and was met with rave reviews – including our own – for its robust single-player and lore offerings.


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