The lights are on
Long rumored and much anticipated, The Elder Scrolls Online is finally being unveiled in the June issue of Game Informer. In this month's cover story we journey across the entire land of Tamriel, from Elsweyr to Skyrim and everywhere in between.
Developed by the team at Zenimax Online Studios, The Elder Scrolls Online merges the unmatched exploration of rich worlds that the franchise is known for with the scale and social aspects of a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Players will discover an entirely new chapter of Elder Scrolls history in this ambitious world, set a millennium before the events of Skyrim as the daedric prince Molag Bal tries to pull all of Tamriel into his demonic realm.
"It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been
developing the last several years," said game director and MMO veteran
Matt Firor, whose previous work includes Mythic's well-received Dark Age
of Camelot. "The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever
made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise."
An in-depth look at everything from solo questing to public dungeons
awaits in our enormous June cover story – as well as a peek at the
player-driven PvP conflict that pits the three player factions against
each other in open-world warfare over the province of Cyrodiil and the
Emperor's throne itself.
Come back tomorrow morning for a brief teaser trailer from Zenimax Online and Bethesda Softworks, and later on in the afternoon for the first screenshot of the game. Over the course of the month, be sure to visit our Elder Scrolls Online hub,
which will feature new exclusive content multiple times each week. You'll meet the three player factions, see video
interviews with the creative leads, and much more.
The Elder Scrolls Online is scheduled to come out in 2013 for both PC and Macintosh.
Click the images below for the full-size renderings of the cover, and continue on to find out what other surprises are in the issue and when it will arrive:
In addition to the world exclusive first look at The Elder Scrolls Online, the June issue of Game Informer brings you the first hands-on report on The Amazing Spider-Man from Activision and Beenox as well as new details on Lego Batman 2, Resident Evil 6, and Devil May Cry.
Furthermore, Matthew Kato explores the role of the Entertainment Software Association plays in the video game industry, Matt Miller discusses the rise of new business models in gaming, and Joe Juba chronicles the new form that the once-thought-dead adventure genre has evolved into.
Look for the June issue to hit mailboxes and newsstands over the coming week or so, or click here to subscribe or convert your existing physical subscription and get access to the digital edition when it goes live on May 8th.
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Whoa, whoa what?!?!?! Holy crap. idk if i'll be able to afford this. but ALL the regions?!?!?! might be worth going broke...
Goodbye Real World, and good to see it's about Molag Bal, I actually had a run in with him in Skyrim.
this makes no sense.......AT ALL!!! Announce the new Batman game already, that's the one I want to play.
Hope the combat is better than skyrim....
I might have to spend a lot of money come 2013. Better start saving now...excited about it though!!
Great, now I can listen to real people complain about their knee.
OH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! I have been waiting over a decade for the true form of PvP to come back from the ashes of what DAoC has become in these recent years since Matt Firor's departure from Mythic. I believe Matt will give us the quality game we have all been waiting for in an MMO experience, since WoW hasn't accomplished that obviously.
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! Come one summer!!!!!! That is a gorgeous image. Just love it. This damn game is like crack.
So elder scrolls mmo? I never thought I would see the day. all I want though is for it to play like the elderscrolls none of this other generic mmo gameplay stuff, make it actually like morrowind or oblivion or skyrim for its gameplay. Yes I like the combat for the elder scrolls, its a hell of a lot more interesting than what other things do anyway.
This may very well be the first MMO that I completely lose touch with the real world...
This will be epic!
I did not see this one coming. I am intrested to read this as soon as my copy comes.
Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool cover story, bro.
I heard the speculations, I just didn't think it would actually be for real. An Elder Scrolls MMO sounds interesting, hopefully it'll play like the single player games.
Finally a cover story I'm interested in.^^
I say good luck to the new MMO, i'm a huge fan of Elder Scrolls, but there are some big MMOs out ATM and the question is will this be able to compete with World of Warcraft, possibly, the new star wars MMO, yes. I'm wishing you good luck Bethesda and i can't wait until the game comes out.