I’ve always said if there ever was an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online game) that I would even consider shelling out cash for (mind you, this is in the Age of Star Wars: The Old Republic — Star Wars, mind you), it would be one based on Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls series. For one, it would at last be the chance to have several of your friends along for adventure in the lands of Tamriel (something unheard of until now — and rightly so — since the first five games were only intended as single player experiences), and have that meticulously written and storied world, now ripe with wonder and history, laid out for me to meander in as I will. Well hush my pie-hole if that hasn’t finally been announced.
According to Zenimax Online Studios, the game is due in 2013, and takes place a millennium before the fifth installment of the single-player games, Skyrim. The overarching storyline concerns the daedric prince Molag Bal as he attempts to pull Tamriel into the demonic realm. Color me excited.
Supposedly soon a teaser trailer and screenshots will break on the internets, not to mention the game being Game Informer’s cover story in June. Meanwhile, join me in sitting on my hands, and readying my wallet.