Friday, May 4, 2012

The Elder Scrolls Online Announced

I'm sure if you have been to any gaming sites today you have seen this news already, but if you haven't let me go over it with the little information I have available at my fingertips. Game Informer let the news slip about The Elder Scrolls Online by showing off their cover for their June 2012 issue. It is indeed a MMO set in the Elder Scrolls universe, something that has been rumored for quite a long time but not something many were willing to believe, especially since the series has been implicitly single player only. Once again they have an exclusive on  information, screenshots and more on The Elder Scrolls Online, just like they did with Assassin's Creed 3 not too long ago. If you take a look on the at the cover then you can see the outlines of Morrowind and Black Marsh, two areas that should be familiar to anyone who has played Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind or Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Bethesda Softworks announced that the game will be coming out sometime in 2013 for PC and Mac. Read on for a bit more on the game.

The game is being developed by Zenimax Online Studios, not Bethesda Softworks, and it will headed by Matt Firor, an industry veteran who is known for his work on Dark Age of Camelot among other games. He told Game Informer that they have already been working on The Elder Scrolls Online for several years and are very excited to reveal it all. The game will encompass all of Tamriel, the area that the Elder Scrolls series has generally focused on, and it is set a millennium before Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. There will be three main factions in the game, three factions that will provide outlets for player versus player combat. PvP will have some kind of goal that involves Cryodil and the emperor's throne. I'm afraid that's all the informaton that is freely available at the moment, but if you are very interested then Game Informer is going to have quite a lot of information and screenshots of the game available in their June issue of the magazine. They will also be releasing a screenshot and teaser trailer tomorrow on their Elder Scrolls Online Hub. They will be following that by trickling out new information on the game the rest of the month, much like they have done with X-Com. Thanks for reading and check out the links below for information directly from the source. 

*First Screenshot Revealed 5/4

Looks a bit disappointing and by a bit I mean very disappointing. It looks so much like any fantasy MMO that you would not think that this is Elder Scrolls Online. Check out more on that at Game Informer below in the links.
Game Informer Elder Scrolls Online Reveal
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*All information taken from Game Informer post and the Bethesda Blog Post. 
-Written by Sean Cargle


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