Elder Scrolls Online has just been announced, to the pretend shock of people who definitely didn’t already know that was happening. It’s being made by Zenimax Online Studios, the studio founded by Bethesda’s parent company to develop massively multiplayer games. There have been a lot of rumours that Elder Scrolls Online was going to be their first game, but this is the first time we’ve heard anything concrete. This will also be the first time the Elder Scrolls universe has been the setting for anything other than a singleplayer game. We know very little about it so far. Will there be long queues to enter instanced oblivion gates? Will the crafting system rely on every player stuffing hundreds of lettuces and calipers in their pockets? Game Informer are trickling out the details in the coming days and weeks, and we’re bound to find out much more in the run up to E3.
Given how many hours Skyrim was played for on Steam during its launch month, it seems like Elder Scrolls Online stands a good chance of destroying all of our lives. If you’re one of the many who aren’t yet done venturing through Skyrim though, try out our best Skyrim mods story.
Are you excited at the chance to play a Skyrim-style game with your friends, or would you rather venture through Bethesda’s worlds on your own?