Elder Scrolls Online has finally been announced after endless rumors and speculation. The Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) will be developed by Zenimax Online Studios, a company founded by Bethesda's parent company to design this specific style of game.
Game Informer magazine broke the news that the Elder Scrolls Online game will merge Skyrim's unmatched offering of rich worlds ripe for exploration with the scale and social interaction that comes with an MMORPG on their website, teasing an upcoming June issue of the print magazine devoted to Elder Scrolls Online. A video teaser will go online on Friday and exclusive screenshot will go up later today at Game Informer's Elder Scrolls Online hub.
PC Gamer noted that Elder Scrolls Online will be the first time that the Elder Scrolls franchise will become the setting for anything besides single player gameplay.
Few details are known about Elder Scrolls Online, but Game Informer has dropped a few juicy bits of information. For now, they are divulging that the new game will feature an entirely new chapter of the Elder Scrolls history in a new world set a thousand years before the events of Skyrim. While the daedric prince Molag Bal tries to pull the world into a demonic realm, players will be able to explore all the regions of Tamriel.
It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years, game director and MMO veteran Matt Firor, told Game Informer. The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made -- and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.
No release day is set, but the game is scheduled for release on PC and Macintosh computers in 2013.
Video game fans were ecstatic to hear that one of the most popular games to come out recently will be transformed into an online multiplayer, and flooded Twitter with their messages.
The Elder Scrolls Online was just announced... this could be trouble for my social life..., tweeted @Gamerscast
The announcement of Elder Scrolls Online comes on the heels of the news that the first Skyrim DLC, called Dawnguard, will be released this summer and further discussed at the E3 gaming conference.
Dawnguard. Coming this summer to Xbox 360. More details at E3, the Bethesda Softworks Twitter account posted on Mat 1st.
The downloadable content package will debut on Xbox 360 consoles. The artwork that arrived alongside the announcement features a Viking with glowing eyes and a pack of arrows hanging on his back. Fans had predicted that the DLC would feature Dawnguards after a patent was filed for the term in March.