Elder Scrolls Online issues an apology over the Elsweyr adventure plagiarism debacle


It was just supposed to be a fun little promo item to help spark excitement forĀ The Elder Scrolls Online’s next expansion, but the freeĀ Elsweyr adventure has become something of a tempest in a teapot for the game’s staff, as we noted morning.

As of last night, the company issued a statement and apology on Twitter, stating that the intention was to have a new scenario created to play within the ruleset of a well-known and popular game. The staff is apparently “looking into” why this didn’t occur. Fans are also reassured that the scenario itself was not based on or informed by anything found within the expansion itself, so if you were worried that the actual expansion would contain anything of dubious origin, rest easy.

Last but not least, players who already have the adventure are asked to avoid distributing it, out of respect for the original author.

The adventure in question was put up on the game’s Facebook page earlier in the week, then quickly taken down as people noticed that it bore a sharp resemblance to a different adventure published by Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast in 2016.

Source: Twitter
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