I have been replaying Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim the last few days and reflecting on its impact on the RPG genre and gaming in general. In the years since Skyrim released we have gotten a lot of open-world games that have continued to push the boundaries set by previous generations: Witcher III, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Assassin's Creed Odyssey to name a few. This got me speculating on what features Bethesda may add, modify, or take away from previous iterations of the Elder Scrolls.
So...what features do you want (or not want) to see in the next Elder Scrolls game, and why?
Here's the short list of my top 5 features:
5. Athletics added back as a skill -- implemented similarly to Zelda: Breath of the Wild, where nearly every surface is climbable 4. Mini-games or in-game interactive experiences like Gwent, Archery competitions, horse racing, etc. 3. More in-depth character customization that affects each play-through (giving more incentive to replay the game) 2. An impressive magic system that requires more than simple spell tomes 1. Stealth that isn't ridiculously broken and meme-worthy