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First Screen And Details On Elders Scrolls Online

One picture may be worth a thousand words, but even that isn’t enough to convey the breadth of ZeniMax’s new MMO.

Yesterday you got a glimpse of Game Informer’s June cover story, Elder Scrolls Online. Today, we give you an exclusive first look at what the game will look like in action.

What’s going on here?
In this image, you can see a couple player characters battling some Storm Atronachs. Storm Atronach are a species of daedra (divine creatures that come from magical dimensions) that are constructed from stone and held together by magic. The most powerful of all the atronachs, Storm Atronach are immune to normal weapons and shock attacks, are resistant to poisons, and can reflect spells back at their caster.

Is that all?
Behind the battle is a series of daedric ruins. These great towers were built long ago by an ancient race of people, but they’re not the only landmarks players will discover throughout their journey. As players travel through Skyrim, Morrowind, Cyrodiil, and the rest of Tamriel they will encounter various dwarven ruins, ancient nordic tombs, decayed dwemer buildings, and many other ancient locales, some of which players may have discovered in previous Elder Scrolls games.

I still want more!
We know you do, but that’s all for today. If you missed it, Elder Scrolls Online’s first teaser trailer released earlier today, and check back next week for more exclusive Elder Scrolls content.

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  • I want to know what the gameplay will be like

  • Looking forward for more details and for the game it self

  • Hmm... Looks good, but being a player who doesn't mess around with MMO's I don't think I'd pick this up unless they opt to go the purchase once, no subscription fee route, a la Guild Wars 2.

  • Great, the rocks have a back-story! But, will it FEEL like the series I love?..

  • Please Zenimax Online DO NOT completely clone this game from something else on the market. You're playing with arguably the greatest RPG IP in the history of video and computer games, don't make the same mistakes BioWare recently did.
  • Eh.....

  • what everyone needs to remember is that there is a wall between mmo's and single player games. in single games, it's just one player, so there is only one pov, connection, computer, connection location, and thousands of other variables. whereas in an mmo, there can be a hundred in one place at once, all with vastly different connection rates. the graphics have been toned down to accomidate this. otherwise, the infamous "lag" beast would be unstoppable. the true merit of mmos is the fact that you can play with a good number of friends, do just about anything you want, and best of all, the content limit is set very high. i have complete faith in zenimax, and the bethesda consoltants that are undoubtably running a tight ship. they will do their best to stay true to the tes spirit, while bringing us what i can only hope will be one of the best mmo's of all time.

  • Those be some weak graphics.
  • Pretty!

  • It Ain't No Fun If The Homies Can't Have None

  • The only thing that may save this is the Dark Age of Camelot pedigree. The Elder Scrolls universe is forgettable at best, the real draw being the incredibly immersive and detailed environments. This game, however, doesn't seem to have carried that over - graphically it looks very boring and homogenous. I guess we'll see, but these screen shots leave a lot to be desired, not to mention instill a large amount of doubt.


  • Those graphics look like GoD of War II.

  • Looks really cool!

  • Will I have to pay a monthly fee?


  • The screens look great. I really want to see more. I'm getting excited about this, even though I've been pretty hesitant.

  • I'm skeptical but I'll remain open minded about this...

  • Based on the picture im not to excited but then again its just a picture but to me it looks like not to good in the graphics area and i feel with swtor just released this wont get to many players

  • it kinda reminds me of dragon age