The oft-rumored The Elder Scrolls Online is this month’s Game Informer cover story.
ZeniMax Online Studios, which has been long silent since it was founded in 2007, is developing the MMO under the direction of online game veteran Matt Firor, best known for his involvement in Mythic Entertainment’s Dark Age of Camelot. It will launch for PC and Mac in 2013.
“We have been working hard to create an online world in which players will be able to experience the epic Elder Scrolls universe with their friends, something fans have long said they wanted,” said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online. “It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years. The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.”
Game Informer’s website will tomorrow reveal a “brief teaser trailer” and first screenshot of the game. Pick up their June 2012 issue for “an in-depth look at everything from solo questing to public dungeons” and “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.” The outlet’s online hub for the game will be updated throughout the month.
The most recent Elder Scrolls release, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, shipped over 10 million units since its November 2011 release and received “hundreds” of ‘Game of the Year’ awards. It was the second highest grossing title in the games industry last year.