Published on March 16th, 2012 | by Paterson Prosper2
Rumor: Bethesda to Unveil The Elder Scrolls Online
I think the Elder Scrolls games are excellent; however this is BECAUSE they are single player. Bethesda better consult with Blizzard to get some of their game-play balancing right, with their track record I would guess this will be ripe with bugs/imbalances. In a single player you’re only cheating yourself, in an MMO cheating will negatively impact other peoples’ experiences.
While details are still few and far between, Tom’s has learned that ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda will officially announce Elder Scrolls Online in May 2012.
An industry source that wishes to remain anonymous revealed the name of the new MMO to us, and confirmed that the game would take place a full millennium before The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Using the Elder Scrolls Wiki timeline as a guide, Elder Scrolls Online will likely take place during the “Second Era,” or several hundred years before any of the other Elder Scrolls games. This information was corroborated by two additional sources before publication.
Elder Scrolls Online will have three playable factions, according to the tipster. Not much is known about the factions, except each is represented by one of three animals: A lion, a dragon, and a bird of prey (either a phoenix or an eagle, we aren’t sure).
A May 2012 announcement would likely be followed by some sort of presence at E3, the annual Los Angeles video game convention. The game would also be shown at Quakecon 2012 in August, along with id Software’s Doom 4 and several other titles.
via Toms Guide