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Bethesda will release a massively multiplayer online version of its popular The Elder Scrolls series next year for PC and Mac, Game Informer reports today.

Set a millennium before the events of Bethesda's last The Elder Scrolls game, Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls Online will take place across all of Tamriel during a time when daedric prince Molag Bal is wreaking havoc on the realm. The game will feature three player factions and PvP combat.


http://kotaku.com/5907372/the-elder-scrolls-online-coming-next-year




Update: The Elder Scrolls Online being developed by ZeniMax Online
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The Elder Scrolls Online was just revealed to be ZeniMax Online's long-rumored MMO. Game Informer's next cover announced the game this morning. The mag says The Elder Scrolls Online will take place across the "entire land of Tamriel," approximately one thousand years before Skyrim's place in time. The story will focus on daedric prince Molag Bal as he attempts to make Tamriel part of "his demonic realm."
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More will be revealed tomorrow in a "brief teaser trailer" of the game, GI says. We've got our double-horned helm on while we wait, just in case.

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/05/03/the-elder-scrolls-online-is-a-real-mmo-being-developed-by-zenima/



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Edited by Lazloisdavrock - 5/4/12 at 2:28pm
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well there goes my life, thanks besthesda
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post #3 of 135
Sounds great. I was wondering when they were going to push this.
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This could be epic... 3 factions and PVP reminds me of DAOC. Good times.
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This news pleases and excites me. I've always wanted to play TES games with my friends (I suppose I'm hoping this MMO will have the same "feel" as the other games).

Edit: Less excited after more information came to light. Looks generic and boring, and not TES at all. If only they'd just release some sort of TES co-op.
Edited by Stephenfitz3 - 5/5/12 at 10:14am
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I hope the online plays and feels the same! I also hope this is a subscription based online as those games generally play out smoother

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finally!!
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I think TES could work in an MMO setting, but have smaller servers. Like 200 population maximums, and really make the single player aspect compelling. Part of the allure of TES is the hero aspect to your character- you do stuff for people and the game and NPCs change as a result. Can you imagine Skyrim where you always teamed up with other people? It would be weird. Occasional team-ups or a constant buddy would have made Skyrim cool, but tons of other people would have made it bad. TES:WoW with 2000 person servers would cut down on the sense of heroism- if you have to wait for deadly mobs to spawn because there are a bunch of other heroes waiting, it kind of cuts down on the immersion. TES has always been a great role-playing game- first person perspective makes you the character, NPCs being voice-acted and randomized in acting patterns gives a sense of realism, and the dungeons are always atmospheric. Don't lose those things Bethesda.

Should have done FO:NV online first in my opinion. The Fallout universe lends itself to MMO style gameplay more so than TES.
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so i guess i can finally move away from daoc and go to something else for pvp smile.gif
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If it's subscription based, count me out. Also, if it's third person, count me out.
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