It's official! On the June cover of Game Informer, Bethesda will give the first concrete details on the MMO adaptation of its long-running series. (How does Game Informer get all the scoops?)
Typical of The Elder Scrolls franchise, Online will fall in the same realm as previous games, but instead of centering on one province every part of Tamriel is getting the treatment. "From Elsweyr to Skyrim and everywhere in between," notes the article.
The game is set a millennium before Skyrim, exploring a brand new portion of Tamriel's history where the Daedric prince Molag Bal attempts to conquer the entire land. Game Informer's feature will also discuss everything from "solo questing to public dungeons", as well glance at the PvP (player vs. player) system as three factions fight for control of Cyrodiil and the Emperor's throne.
This is the planned cover, showing the provinces of Morrowind and Black Marsh. Also worth noting is the ring in the middle, displaying a lion, bird and dragon, confirming what Tom's Guide published back in March:
Needless to say, I'm excited. The timing is curious, though. Maybe Bethesda senses World of Warcraft is floundering and Mists of Pandaria won't save it? Another thought: BioWare (The Old Republic) against The Elder Scrolls should make for a fun contest. Jeff out.
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