Zenimax Online elaborated on a recent video showcasing the character creation in The Elder Scrolls Online with new information regarding the game's appearance options.
Recently, Zenimax Online released a video showcasing character creation in The Elder Scrolls Online. Not unexpectedly, more than a few fans had follow up questions concerning the game's character builder, many of which found there way into the studio's most recent Ask Us Anything session.
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Key among their concerns were the options players would have to customize their avatars. One gamer, for instance, inquired about unique appearance options exhibited by some races in the video and how far they would extend. The developer, in turn, affirmed that "each race will have its own subset of unique hairstyles, adornments, and body markings." Another prospective player expressed concerns about a potential lack of physique modifiers for female characters, noting that while male characters were shown possessing "beer [bellies]", no women were. Zenimax responded that the video was just a cursory look at the character builder and "didn't cover the entire spectrum [of options] that will be available to you."
The studio confirmed other interesting details as well. There will apparently be "24 hairstyle choices per gender." Players will also be able to don any style of armor, even if it originates from a different race as their character. Unfortunately, it was also revealed that, at least at launch, there will be some limits to character customization. More specifically, players won't be able to modify their character's looks after creation. That said, Zenimax said that it understands that "players want to change their appearance as they develop their characters" and "plans to release additional hairstyles, tattoos, adornments, etc. in post-launch content updates."
Source: The Elder Scrolls Online