Elder Scrolls Online’s Imperial City DLC is a few weeks away, but you can whet your appetite via a new dev diary that looks at the creation of the Arboretum district. Parts of it will feel familiar to franchise fans due to Oblivion tasking players with escaping from the Imperial City prison soon after character creation.
Since Elder Scrolls Online is set prior to those events, though, the similarities only extend so far. In ESO, the city has recently been invaded by the Worm Cult and thus there’s quite a bit of disrepair and decrepitude that was fixed prior to the events of TES IV. Zenimax also took some design liberties with Oblivion’s Imperial City layout, such as expanding the size of the sewers. You can watch a preview video just past the break.