The Elder Scrolls Online

Players: Massively multiplayer online
Publisher: Bethesda
Genres: RPG
Release Date: April 4, 2014
Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
MSRP: $59.99, 14.99
Platforms:
Experience one connected world and stay up-to-date with everything your friends are doing in one of the most socially enabled games ever. Whether you play with your friends or adventure alone, the game's innovative mouse-driven combat system allows you to focus on action and tactics, not the user interface. Use any weapon or armor at any time and customize your abilities to play the way you want as you uncover the mysteries of Tamriel and seek heroic quests on your own terms. Explore the far reaches of Skyrim, the mysterious lands of Morrowind, the sprawling metropolis of Daggerfall and beyond. The choices you make, from the alliance you join to the battles you fight, will shape your destiny and the world of Tamriel.

Let us hope this is the only kind of bug in the game when it launches this April.

Since The Elder Scrolls Online was first announced one of the predominant questions that has been asked regarding it is this: what can an Elder Scrolls MMO bring to the table that the single player games cannot? After all the ES series has long been justly known for the kind of massive game worlds rarely seen outside of MMOs and the latest game in the series has (in part thanks to the always active modding community that surround this series) offered players more gameplay variety and overall content than ever. Well with the game’s latest trailer it seems that Bethesda has at least one definitive answer to this query and it is multiplayer. To see what I mean check out said trailer below.

So there you go and if that trailer got you excited for The Elder Scrolls Online then I have some good news regarding the game, namely its official launch date. Bethesda have confirmed that ESO will officially launch worldwide for PC and Mac on April 4, 2014 followed by launches on PS4 and Xbox One in June 2014. So start marking the days on the calender Elder Scrolls fans because your next fix is on the way.

The Elder Scrolls Online will be a subscription based MMO that will require players to purchase the full priced $59.99 game first and which will then include a 30-day trial with said purchase. Following this there will be a monthly fee of $14.99/month (€12.99 / £8.99) which is a bold decision on the part of Bethesda in this growing age of free-to-play MMOs.

Whether or not it is a good decision however remains to be seen. The game’s closed PC/Mac beta began back in March of this year and the company is also currently taking sign-ups for similar betas on the PS4 and Xbox One as well. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of this and other games and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Source(s): Bethesda.

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    Holy crap I just realized this is the first Elder Scrolls game that I can play legit on my mac and it’s a freaking MMO with a monthly fee. Sigh.

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