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strafer
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(05-03-2012, 06:44 PM)
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Move here instead: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=472749



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http://www.gameinformer.com/b/featur...ls-online.aspx



Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!?!?

Long rumored and much anticipated, The Elder Scrolls Online is finally being unveiled in the June issue of Game Informer. In this month's cover story we journey across the entire land of Tamriel, from Elsweyr to Skyrim and everywhere in between.

Developed by the team at Zenimax Online Studios, The Elder Scrolls Online merges the unmatched exploration of rich worlds that the franchise is known for with the scale and social aspects of a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Players will discover an entirely new chapter of Elder Scrolls history in this ambitious world, set a millennium before the events of Skyrim as the daedric prince Molag Bal tries to pull all of Tamriel into his demonic realm.

"It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years," said game director and MMO veteran Matt Firor, whose previous work includes Mythic's well-received Dark Age of Camelot. "The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise."

An in-depth look at everything from solo questing to public dungeons awaits in our enormous June cover story – as well as a peek at the player-driven PvP conflict that pits the three player factions against each other in open-world warfare over the province of Cyrodiil and the Emperor's throne itself.

Come back tomorrow morning for a brief teaser trailer from Zenimax Online and Bethesda Softworks, and later on in the afternoon for the first screenshot of the game. Over the course of the month, be sure to visit our Elder Scrolls Online hub, which will feature new exclusive content multiple times each week. You'll meet the three player factions, see video interviews with the creative leads, and much more.

The Elder Scrolls Online is scheduled to come out in 2013 for both PC and Macintosh.

derFeef
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(05-03-2012, 06:45 PM)
Sweet Jesus.
blamite
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woah

That was unexpected.
Iadien
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(05-03-2012, 06:45 PM)
Rumors were true. hooray?
Derrick01
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They put a MMO on the cover? Uhhh...ok.
hypernima
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Why?
Gareth Bale
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Not a fan of MMOs so I'll be giving this a miss
Ydahs
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Sweet.


Wait, WHAT?!
Lonesome_Raod
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(05-03-2012, 06:46 PM)
Now I need a pc.
Zulithe
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Will buy. Hope it uses a F2P model similar to GW2.
djplaeskool
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Let's see if this will be buggier than Age of Conan on launch.
RPGCrazied
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(05-03-2012, 06:46 PM)
Ugly cover. But I should be able to run the game, I can max out Skyrim on my PC. But online games usually run differently then offline ones.
SharkJAW
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Interesting. Might as well give this a go around.
Zeouterlimits
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Be smart, be F2P from Day 1, other than the initial cost I mean.
DieH@rd
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will it be pc+consoles or just pc?
will it be f2p?
will it allow open playing like in singleplayer games?
Venfayth
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Yay, not only is NeoGAF back up, but now I get to read the thread for this game announcement!

P.S. - Thanks to the NeoGAF New Thread Twitter Bot for alerting me.
Kyou
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:OOOOOOO
Pollux
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Hell yes!!!

and also...hell yea GAF is back up
Owzers
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Elder Scrolls is set up well to be an MMO...think of all the endless caves you can explore.
chickdigger802
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@thirteenyahs: @alex_navarro I'll only play it if all the ladies have clean faces.

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Pie Lord
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No, thank you.
AuthenticM
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I fucking called it.
derFeef
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(05-03-2012, 06:47 PM)
At least the combat will be better.




Right?
Madridy
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The launch will be the biggest clusterfuck ever.
Rodney McKay
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What does it look and play like?

If the answer is "Like an MMO" then: thanks but NO THANKS!
LiK
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buggiest MMO of all time?
Conor 419
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Platforms?
Senoculum
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Dont's screw this up Bethesda!
Trick_GSF
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Oh, alright.

What?
Pookmunki
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Will be amazing if it encompasses all regions of the world, being able to walk from one 'game' to another would be awesome.
specialguy
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game informer cover tease delivers again
GeoramA
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A non-console game? Is this a GI first?
Zee-Row
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They can't even do a single player game without game breaking glitches , how in the hell is an MMO gonna turn out?
RPGCrazied
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(05-03-2012, 06:47 PM)
And please be buy to play. I still don't want to pay for 2 MMO's at a time. I'm guessing this will have a $14.99 fee a month though. Bummer.
MichaelEM3
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It was trending on Twitter like 10 minutes after the announcement.

The Elder Scrolls is HUGE now. This'll probably go over very well for Bethesda/ZeniMax.
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Why are they doing this...
boredJonathan
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Completely misses the point of what makes Elder Scrolls games fun. I'm not saying this is going to absolutely suck - but its going to be a different beast than the single player games we are used to.

As far as I am concerned this might as well be generic fantasy MMO #27850 because slapping the Elder Scrolls name on it means nothing given in this context.
Lime
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Meh
Derrick01
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Also I'm all for this if it keeps multiplayer or co-op out of the normal ES games.
derFeef
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(05-03-2012, 06:48 PM)

Originally Posted by GeoramA

A non-console game? Is this a GI first?

Hum?
DarkKyo
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LAME. Would have soooo much preferred a Fallout MMO. *sigh*
eXistor
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Well it was bound to happen. I'l never play it though.
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Originally Posted by sillymonkey321

Elder Scrolls is set up well to be an MMO...think of all the endless caves you can explore.

Don't forget the pointless & tedious fetch quests.
Can't wait to pick 100s of flowers & ingredients for an alchemy spell.
EteRnal PAL
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No console version?! Boooo!!
Tambini
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Hmm sort of expected
deadlast
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Will this be on current gen and PC or will it be on next gen and PC?
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Originally Posted by Zee-Row

They can't even do a single player game without game breaking glitches , how in the hell is an MMO gonna turn out?

It's not made by Bethesda.
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Not an MMO guy, but this is a good fit. They have a huge world, established lore, people are connected to this place... I can see this working out well.

Originally Posted by derFeef

At least the combat will be better.

Right?

Even the worst elder scrolls combat is still above the best MMO combat.
TCRS
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ELDER SCROLLS!!!

But MMO :|
Ketch
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GAF is back up with a vengeance.

This is like one of those announcements that's too good to be true... I can't count how many times my friends and I have said "Man, it would be awesome if this game was multiplayer"

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