A couple years ago, I posted a theory that the various ZeniMax franchises are linked through most of the other series being set in the Outer Realms. Here's a timeline that updates the theory, and offers as complete a timeline as I can gather. The franchises featured here include: The Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake, Dishonored, Fallout, Rage, and Commander Keen. Note that this timeline only contains definite dates. And though I consider Heretic/Hexen and Rise of the Triad (original and remake) to be part of the ZeniVerse, there is no clear spot that one could place them...yet! I also consider Prey (2006 and 2017) and The Evil Within to be part of the ZeniVerse, but while they have definitive dates, I can't decide which of the possi…Read more >
For those unaware, the "Zeniverse" is a hypothetical shared universe that contains the various series owned by ZeniMax Media and the companies they control/contract. This includes Rage, Doom, Wolfenstein, Fallout, and The Elder Scrolls (among others). Since for a number of reasons, there's no way that all these series can possibly follow a linear timeline, I'm taking a page out of Nintendo's book by proposing that alternate timelines are involved.
Timeline one: Classic Era (BJ kills Hitler)
Spear of Destiny-->Nocturnal Missions-->Wolfenstein 3D-->Commander Keen-->Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel-->Fallout Tactics-->Doom (1993)-->Doom II: Hell on Earth-->Final Doom-->Doom 64-->Quake
Timeline two: The New Order Era (Nazis win WWII)
Spear of Destiny--…Read more >
I take it that everyone's aware of the Skyrim easter egg in Doom 4/Doom 2016, right?
Well, I've been thinking for some time of the possibility that the "Hell" seen in the Doom series is a plane (realm) of Oblivion from The Elder Scrolls, that was connected by accident to our dimension, and that the various demons that Doomguy fights are actually Daedra.
There are many realms of Oblivion that have been both seen and unseen throughout the TES games. In the fourth game, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, we've seen at least three realms that could easily be mistakable for the traditional fire-and-brimstone portrayal of Hell: the Deadlands of Mehrunes Dagon, Peryite's Pits, and the realm that Boethia/Boethiah sends the player to for his shrine quest. H…Read more >