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Elder Scrolls MMO Officially Announced, Developed By ZeniMax Online Studios

Elder Scrolls MMO Officially Announced, Developed By ZeniMax Online Studios

by Jake ValentineMay 3, 2012

Elder Scrolls Online was one of the worst kept secrets in all of gaming. Today, it is a secret no more: Bethesda officially announced the title, due out for PC and Mac in 2013.

Game Informer will be running the official unveil for their June issue.

“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.”

Matt Firor may be best known for his work on the Dark Age of Camelot series from his days at Mythic Studios.

Elder Scrolls Online will take place on, presumably, the entire continent of Tamriel, one millennium before the events of Skyrim. This will place the game also well before the events of Oblivion. The story will focus on daedric prince Molag Bal, as he tries to bring all of Tamriel into his own demonic realm.

Game Informer‘s cover tease mentions player driven PVP with three factions, player dungeons, and the Emperor’s throne. Once the issue hits news stands, we’ll know more.

About The Author
Jake Valentine
Jake Valentine
Born in Boston, residing in Cincinnati, and playing far too much Magic: the Gathering.
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  • Margery Degarmo

    I genuinely like the elder scrolls video games and I want to get details about Tamriel and such. Like how issues perform and a some back again story. I Am also seeking for data about Skyrim. I guess I suggest I Am seeking for a hub of details on The Elder Scroll.

  • Jeanie Roudebush

    I actually like the elder scrolls games and I want to get info about Tamriel and such. Like how things function and a some back story. I’m also looking for details about Skyrim. I guess I mean I Am hunting for a hub of information on The Elder Scroll.

  • Monique Spalding

    I want to know if the dreaming is or was ever reachable in any elder scrolls games. The dreaming cave is stated to be the entrance to the realms of oblivion, and was utilized by the psijic order. Thank you for your help.

  • Christy

    I actually like the elder scrolls video games and I want to get information about Tamriel and such. Like how things work and a some again story. I’m also looking for info about Skyrim. I guess I indicate I’m looking for a hub of information on The Elder Scroll.

  • Jokerzwild

    I would love to see this as Xbox’s 1st console MMORPG

  • Serena Frieden

    I’m considering of getting Skyrim but I also want to play a few elder scrolls video games before I get it. If I begin from IV, will I learn the fundamental story line or will this series make no perception to me?

  • Amie Wolken

    Does anyone know how to go through new editions of sport informer?Sorta like subscribing excepted you can examine them on-line free.

  • Jeracoo L

    Steam Summer Sale is here, and the Bethesda Collection is 75% off. I wanted to buy it, because I’ve always been interested by the games made by Bethesda, and I only own one of them, Fallout: New Vegas. However, Fallout: New Vegas is included in the Bethesda Collection. If I buy The Bethesda Collection, can I keep the rest of the games and gift my extra copy of Fallout: New Vegas to my friend?
    I can’t gift my old Fallout New Vegas because I’ve already played it.

  • Alex

    Ok so skyrim won goty and bethesda is going to release a goty version, well more then likely because they do with all their other games that win it. Just wondering how long does it usually take them to release one? For pc if that matters. And if it is a long time is it worth waiting for?

  • Bryan J

    If so – any idea of a tentative release and what it might be about?

  • Peter

    I had heard a little while back on Xplay Bethesda was working on an iPhone app and i was wondering if it was confirmed as a Elder Scrolls or fallout game, anyone hear about it?

  • wwwavid360gamercom

    I’m stuck on the revealing the unseen quest. I can’t focus the oculory. Did any of the patches that already came out fix this? I have already used the flame and frostbite spells to focus and nothing happens. I have also watched many walkthroughs on youtube so don’t send links to any walkthroughs.

  • Clayton Cottrell

    Just looking for opinions. Something like the freedom that Bethesda gives and the storytelling from Bioware. Would you buy it?