Tom’s Guide recently received a little tip from “an industry source that wishes to remain anonymous.” The source said that Bethesda is planning to make an announcement regarding an Elder Scrolls MMO in May.
May? That’s less than two months away from now. Most of us haven’t even beaten Skyrim more than once. If the game actually comes out soon, how are we going to balance perfecting our second/third/twentieth character’s perk setup in Skyrim and keeping up in the MMO? Our social lives are going to be entirely destroyed. But then again, who cares? With virtually real virtual friends you don’t need real friends!
According to the information provided, the title will be Elder Scrolls Online, and will most likely be set during the Second Era, which is a few hundred years before any of the currently existing Elder Scrolls games. There will be three playable factions, each one having the distinct symbol of a lion, a dragon, and an unidentified bird of prey. Details on how the faction system will work and how they affect gameplay are unavailable at this time.
Not many more details are available after that, but this is pretty big news. After Bethesda won the legal battle with Interplay and tore down their ambitions for Fallout Online, we were all a bit heartbroken, but hopefully this will make up for it.
As soon as we know more, you’ll find it here.