What’s been going for 25 years and is therefore older than me? That’s right, it’s The Elder Scrolls series, which is today celebrating a quarter-century of dragons, spells and loud yelling.
The first Elder Scrolls game, The Elder Scrolls: Arena, was released back in 1994 for MS-DOS (some kind of ancient operating system, apparently). Since then there have been a fair few entries in the series, and to mark the occasion, Bethesda is celebrating in the best way possible: by giving out free stuff.
Those who log into Bethesda.net today can claim a free copy of Morrowind by using the code TES25TH-MORROWIND. I guess that does mean having to download the Bethesda launcher, however.
Meanwhile, The Elder Scrolls Online is having a free-to-play week from 28th March to 3rd April. Players are also now able to access the Elsweyr Prologue – part of the Season of the Dragon storyline – all for free.
Bethesda is also encouraging fans to post their creations on Twitter using the hashtag #TES25. So far it’s mainly memes, what a surprise.
Join us in celebrating 25 years of The Elder Scrolls! Use #TES25 to show off the characters you spent hours creating, the sweet rolls you baked in real life, the cosplay you’re proud of, and everything in between.
— The Elder Scrolls (@ElderScrolls) March 25, 2019
Despite all of these goodies, unfortunately there aren’t any tidbits of information on the upcoming (and still rather mysterious) Elder Scrolls 6. Hopefully it won’t be another 25 years until we hear about that.