What could possibly be better than Bethesda continuing their legendary Elder Scrolls series into a modern-day MMO? Beta access, of course! Indeed, commencement of beta signups for the upcoming TESO has been announced, allowing players to dive right into the action in an early build of the game.
If you haven't been following development, The Elder Scrolls Online is a much more social continuation of the beloved and richly fabricated universe which holds the continent of Tamriel and all the difficulties that arise in it. Check out the newly released official Alliance cinematic by clicking the image below.
The game will be set a millenium prior to the events of Skyrim, with the Daedric Prince Molag Bal appearing as the main antagonist as he attempts to conquer all of Tamriel. Players will be able to explore most of the continent, and join one of three factions warring over the throne of the Emperor of Tamriel:
- The Aldmeri Dominion, composed of Altmer, Bosmer and Khajiit (represented by a bird of prey)
- The Daggerfall Covenant, composed of Bretons, Redguards and Orcs (represented by a lion)
- The Ebonheart Pact, composed of Dunmer, Nords and Argonians (represented by a dragon).
Heading the project is Matt Frior, who has been working in online game development for two decades.
“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.”