Bethesda has now officially announced an MMO based in The Elder Scrolls universe, and it is simply titled The Elder Scrolls Online.
The game is currently being developed by ZeniMax Online Studios, and will of course be the very first step into multiplayer territory for the Elder Scrolls series.
In case you’re wondering, no it won’t be seeing the light of day this year, as this title is set to be released in 2013, but no specific date has been announced yet. One of the people leading the development of the game is long time online game pro Matt Firor, who has such games as Mythic’s Dark Age of Camelot on his resume.
Firor said – “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.”
“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 June issue of Game Informer will be featuring more information on this exciting looking title, but we do know that it will be set a millennium before the events of Skyrim as the daedric prince Molag Bal tries to pull all of Tamriel into his demonic realm.”
Game Informer also adds,
“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.”
Firor also said – “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.”
Excited? I know I am.