>>>The Elder Scrolls Online<<<
The rumors have proven true: ZeniMax have announced an MMORPG, playing in the universe of The Elder Scrolls. Bethesda Softworks are not the developers this time, but their parent company ZeniMax themselves. Bethesda will publish the game, which will probably be available for PC and Mac only.
Soon, notably in june this year, the U. S. magazine Game Informer will take a deeper look inside the game and release a report about it. The Announcement Trailer does not give any deeper impressions about the game itself, but first superficial (leaked?) inside impressions say that
- a millennium before the events of TES: Skyrim, the Dragon Fires have been extinguished, leaving Tamriel without a reigning emperor. At the same time, the daedric prince Molag Bal rises to conquer the empire. The player will probably fight for the throne with (PvE) or without (PvP) other gamers. Also an RvR mode is imaginable.
But... how will an MMORPG do in the singleplayer world of The Elder Scrolls? Will it be an enrichment for the saga or pull it all down to nothing more than an average game with abandoned servers? Will it stand its ground against WoW?
Feel free to discuss and share your opinions here.
Edit (March 7, 2012)
Screenshots and Concept Art
Concept Artwork (excerpt)
There are first Screenshots and Concept Artworks circulating in the internet now. According to Game Informer, it is now also confirmed that TES Online will be available for PC and Mac OS only.