For those playing (or re-playing) Skyrim right now and thinking, gee, this sure is a big game world, remember: for 1996’s Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, Bethesda weren’t feeling quite so constrained.
Recalling that it’s one of the biggest game maps ever made, How Big is the Map? decided to do his thing and walk from one end of it to the other.
It ended up taking 61:54, which is split across 14 YouTube videos. Most of which consist of nothing but walking through dead and barren terrain, since 1996 may have had the tech to make a big world, but not the tech to fill it with much of interest.
That music, though…
Here’s part 1:
And here, if you’re wondering, is an old comparison pic that shows just how big Daggerfall’s map is in comparison to, say, Oblivion, or San Andreas.
Oblivion? 16mi². Daggerfall? 62,394mi².