Elder Scrolls Online coming in 2013

Published on May 4th, 2012

Elder Scrolls Online coming in 2013 Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls Online, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set within the series’ popular fantasy world.

Set 1,000 years before the events of Skyrim, the game lets players take part in quests together online, engage in PvP combat and explore the entire realm of Tamriel  as they hunt daedric prince Molag Bal.

According to reports, the game has already been in development for five years at ZeniMax Online Studios.

It’s due for release on PC and Mac next year.

“We have been working hard to create an online world in which players will be able to experience the epic Elder Scrolls universe with their friends, something fans have long said they wanted,” said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online.

“It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years. The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.”

The Elder Scrolls Online will be the first multiplayer version for the series, whose series of games stretch back to 1994.

It isn’t yet known whether the game will feature a free-to-play or subscription-based pricing model.

Bethesda says that more information on The Elder Scrolls Online will be revealed “in the coming months”.

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    1. Posted by Chaostheory6682 on July 7th, 2012, 02:26

      I shuddered when I heard of this god for saken game. WHY? is the only thing that I could think. It is a horrible sign for the Elder Scrolls series. I take it to mean they have decided to abandon quality gaming to embrace the lower game mechanics and half ass content of the MMO world. We will probably never see another ES game, at least not for a very long time, because they are going to milk this for everything they can get. I am tired of seeing the greed based development model thats sweeping across the gaming landscape. A multiplayer element is fine, but building a game around it is a sign that they are trying to become another WoW(and WoW is horrible, truly horrible, admit it). Which means that they are going to start focasin entirely on that and not on putting something out that is actually going to be good.

      • Posted by Cambrin on July 19th, 2012, 08:04

        You don’t even know what you are talking about. Of course it’ll be a long time before we see another single play ES game, it took 5 years from oblivion to skyrim. You keep making assumptions that aren’t true, and haven’t been said by anyone but skeptical ES fans. The content in this game will be huge, a game exploring every province of Tamriel, with great graphics. TESO’s combat is as close as you can get to a single player ES game, even with a stamina system, and minimal hotkey power pushing. They aren’t going to milk this for as long as they can, it’s not being made by Bethesda, It’s being made by Zenimax, Bethesda’s sister company. The game will also stick completely true to the lore. They’ve been working on it for 5 years also, and it’s not done yet, longer than any single player ES game. The game is NOT trying to be a WoW clone, they’ve even said so, and TESO has the full potential to surpass WoW. Bethesda isn’t focusing completely on this, again, this is Zenimax, not Bethesda, although Bethesda is working on it with them, mostly lore and making the game stick true to single player ES games. Most likely we’ll see fallout 4 in a few years, Bethesda still has the rights to fallout, and even a fallout MMO. Then TESVI, there’s no way they won’t make it, considering TES is one of the most popular franchises in the gaming world. Learn about your subject before you spew sh*t about it, please?

    2. Posted by Charles Thompson on September 28th, 2012, 16:50

      Above comment is seconded.

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