The heavily rumored MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online has finally been revealed by Game Informer magazine. Game Informer‘s June issue will have the full details on The Elder Scrolls Online, but we do know a bit about the game.
The Elder Scrolls Online will include the entire continent of Tamriel, including such familiar locales as Morrowind, Tamriel, and even Skyrim. The Elder Scrolls Online is set 1,000 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, when the daedric prince Molag Bal is trying to take over Tamriel. The Elder Scrolls Online will feature solo questing and public dungeons, as well as a “player-driven PvP conflict (GameInformer.com)” that will pit three unrevealed factions against each other over the province of Cyrodiil (from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion). The Elder Scrolls Online game director Matt Firor told Game Informer that “The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made ““ and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.”
The Elder Scrolls Online will be coming to PC and Mac in 2013. Those interested in the game should check out the June issue of Game Informer for the full scoop.
-Nick’s take: Skyrim was a huge hit–selling over 10 million units–so there’s going to be a lot of people interested in The Elder Scrolls Online. Can The Elder Scrolls Online finally be the MMO to dethrone World of Warcraft? Star Wars: The Old Republic wasn’t able to, but The Elder Scrolls is probably the biggest name in RPGs now, so maybe The Elder Scrolls Online will leverage the series’ name and history to become the new MMO king.