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View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format. With this Session Viewer, you can view session and speaker details for the 2024 Game Developers Conference. New sessions are regularly added leading up to GDC, and all dates and times will be announced about 4 weeks before the event. Once live, you will be able to build your schedule with the GDC Mobile App.

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10 Years in Tamriel: Success of 'The Elder Scrolls Online'

Matt Firor  (Studio Director / President, ZeniMax Online Studios)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The award-winning online roleplaying game, The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO), turns 10 years old—and to celebrate this amazing milestone, ZeniMax Online Studios Director Matt Firor walks through the trials and tribulations of creating and maintaining the massive AAA live service title. With over 40 updates and content launches to date, 26-million players, and no sign of slowing down, Matt shines a spotlight on pivotal moments (from development and beyond) that have led to the game’s critical success—in addition to touching on future plans that will springboard ESO into the next decade.


Attendees will learn key insights and proven actions that have led to resounding success for a games-as-a-service (GaaS) video game, something incredibly rare in this day and age due to complexity of creating and maintaining this form of entertainment.

Intended Audience

This is for game studios, individual designers, or anyone interested in learning about what it takes to create a successful game and keep it that way over time. Fans of Elder Scrolls or other online RPGs / MMOs will also find this presentation very insightful—walking through the past years of the live service title and getting a glimpse of what’s coming in the future.

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