Game Informer's Guessable Cover: Elders Scrolls Online [Move to details thread]

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

At least the combat will be better.

Even the worst elder scrolls combat is still above the best MMO combat.
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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