The Elder Scrolls Online Will Finally Bring The Elder Scrolls Online

Posted by Alex (2175 posts) -
The rather stylishly spartan cover spread.

It's been rumored for a while, and Game Informer has finally confirmed it via their new cover: The next chapter in Bethesda's Elder Scrolls franchise will be a MMORPG.

The Elder Scrolls Online is currently in development at Zenimax Online Studios, and is designed to let players explore the full breadth of the world of Tamriel, "from Elsweyr to Skyrim and everywhere in between."

The Game Informer cover story will cover single-player quests, public dungeons, and even a player-driven PvP element that features three warring factions all vying for the province of Cyrodiil and the Emperor's throne. Additionally, a short teaser trailer is expected to launch tomorrow.

The Elder Scrolls Online is scheduled for a 2013 release on both PC and Mac platforms.

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#1 Posted by Alex (2175 posts) -
The rather stylishly spartan cover spread.

It's been rumored for a while, and Game Informer has finally confirmed it via their new cover: The next chapter in Bethesda's Elder Scrolls franchise will be a MMORPG.

The Elder Scrolls Online is currently in development at Zenimax Online Studios, and is designed to let players explore the full breadth of the world of Tamriel, "from Elsweyr to Skyrim and everywhere in between."

The Game Informer cover story will cover single-player quests, public dungeons, and even a player-driven PvP element that features three warring factions all vying for the province of Cyrodiil and the Emperor's throne. Additionally, a short teaser trailer is expected to launch tomorrow.

The Elder Scrolls Online is scheduled for a 2013 release on both PC and Mac platforms.

Staff
#2 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5144 posts) -

I bet this one will be different from all the other MMOs, right?

#3 Posted by JuxJuxJux (43 posts) -

And it's going to be broken beyond belief!

#4 Posted by Morningstar (2163 posts) -

At long last. Not interested though..

#5 Posted by fuzzypumpkin (383 posts) -

boooooo MMOs

#6 Posted by sixpin (1292 posts) -

Not what I wanted from the series, but cheers to those who care about MMOs I guess.

#7 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

Great. A huge resource drain at Zenimax.

#8 Posted by Harpell (168 posts) -

Aw snap

#9 Edited by SomeGuy890 (122 posts) -

No thanks, I'm alright.

#10 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

lets wait and see how it turns out.

#11 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Not what I want from TES, so no thank you!

#12 Posted by fox01313 (5073 posts) -

After seeing how crazy some of the PC mods are getting & the loot in Skyrim being rather lackluster most of the time, I can't see this being a great idea over an mmo in some other Bethesda franchise with more possibilities.

#13 Posted by Ghostiet (5281 posts) -

No thanks. I'm good.

#14 Posted by Drebin_893 (2916 posts) -

@sixpin said:

Not what I wanted from the series, but cheers to those who care about MMOs I guess.

#15 Posted by perilator666 (462 posts) -

not fallout 4. do not want.

#16 Posted by sagebirt (58 posts) -

Where's the enthusiasm people? We haven't played it yet! imagine being able to go to all these places in Tamriel, it's going to be huge!!

#17 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4757 posts) -

What a waste of resources.

#18 Posted by FilipHolm (667 posts) -

Don't now how to fee about this, it's coo I guess.

#19 Posted by Harpell (168 posts) -

Dammit. I really couldn't care less about this idea. Where's my Elder Scrolls RTS?

#20 Posted by mrfluke (5160 posts) -

god dammit, fucking hate this news, part of the appeal for me of the other games is how skyrim was big like an mmo, but was free to play,

then again no words on the pricing, so maybe it will be freemium, or monthly or guild wars free

#21 Posted by SpacePenguin (478 posts) -

I have no interest in a mmo for this series.

#22 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

I love people saying it's going to be broken. They have been working on it since before Oblivion was released. If there is any game that will make me go back to MMOs it will probably be this one.

#23 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

YUS!!!

#24 Posted by theguy (796 posts) -

I don't want to see what the other provinces look like if I'm not going to be exploring them :/ Still I'm sure someones excited for this.

#25 Posted by Tennmuerti (8104 posts) -

LF2M OG7
 
(oblivion gate 7)

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#26 Posted by Ewy (55 posts) -

MMOrrowind?

#27 Posted by tsiro (214 posts) -

To be honest, this announcement isn't getting the response that I had anticipated. Upon hearing the announcement, I thought that it would be nothing but "OMG PUT IT IN MY BODY". Apparently I was mistaken.

And I will join the ranks of people saying "Good for them, but this game isn't for me". I wonder if it'll be more like an Elder Scrolls game or like an MMO? I'm at least interested to hear more.

#28 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1727 posts) -

Good lord. How many months after release will this take to become playable, they can't even get singleplayer down. 

#29 Posted by President_Barackbar (3462 posts) -

Wow people, have a little faith in Bethesda. Normally I would avoid an MMO like the plague, but I'm certainly interested to see where this goes. Just because it's an MMO doesn't mean it has to be terrible.

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#30 Posted by poser (415 posts) -

An MMO misses the very point of what the Elder Scrolls is about.

#31 Posted by subyman (624 posts) -

I'd rather see a Skyrim Coop expansion.

#32 Posted by Sackmanjones (4705 posts) -

I love elder scrolls. I hate mmos more than I love eldar scrolls. I will not be playing this

#33 Posted by cyraxible (688 posts) -

@President_Barackbar: Given that's it's not Bethesda Game Studios and is only a Bethesda property being done by a Zenimax dev it doesn't instill a lot of confidence.

#34 Posted by AuthenticM (3732 posts) -

Fucking called it.

#35 Posted by Gravier251 (217 posts) -

Odd choice. Suppose shall have to wait and see, though given how broken all the RPG systems have been in Elder Scrolls to date (And I suppose Fallout 3 aswell). I'm dubious about an MMO on the mechanics side.

#36 Posted by Lokno (386 posts) -

Nice snake-eating-its-tail title.

#37 Posted by sandweed (157 posts) -

Just like all shooters have to chase the COD money, all RPGS must chase the WOW money. Activitsions success is ruining gaming.

#38 Posted by Tredik (72 posts) -

Welp, can't turn out any worse than TOR, right?

#39 Posted by JuxJuxJux (43 posts) -

@matthias2437: So time spent in development is indicative of the quality of the final product? Hrm. Duke says hi.

#40 Posted by AlexW00d (6275 posts) -

I'd rather a single player version of the entirety of Tamriel. MMOs are almost exclusively shit.

#41 Posted by Simulacrum (462 posts) -

I'll probably be playing guild wars 2 by then.

#42 Posted by thornie (169 posts) -

Will this be 1st person? Has there ever been a 1st person MMO?

#43 Posted by adoggz (2068 posts) -
@JuxJuxJux

And it's going to be broken beyond belief!

I can't wait to see how buggy Bethesda can make this game.
#44 Posted by Baltimore (274 posts) -

FUS-RAH-DONOTWANT!

#45 Posted by Hailinel (24831 posts) -

It will be h

#46 Posted by Seb (361 posts) -

Meh?

#47 Posted by AlisterCat (5568 posts) -

If they can match the quality of the single player games I'm all for it.

#48 Posted by HydraHam (1338 posts) -

Well it was nice knowing everyone.

First my marriage will fall apart, then i will lose my job and house and eventually just die.

#49 Posted by Demoskinos (14838 posts) -

My apathy is palpable.

#50 Posted by Superfriend (1555 posts) -

Duh, now I´m gonna have to play an MMO...

maybe there´s a single player mode? Like a "don´t pay a monthly fee cause you´re never gonna team up with anybody anyway" - mode?

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