Magazine Game Informer just revealed their June cover. The Elder Scrolls Online is coming and its being developed by ZeniMax Online!
The long rumored Elder Scrolls Online game has officially been revealed at the GI June cover. This one is being developed by the team at Zenimax Online Studios and will take place across the "entire land of Tamriel," approximately one thousand years before Skyrim's place in time.
The story will focus on daedric prince Molag Bal as he attempts to make Tamriel part of "his demonic realm."
The game's director is Matt Firor. "It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years," he says. "The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise." The game's July cover reveal will detail a variety of the game's possibilities: soloing, public questing, and a unique new take on player-vs-player, in which the three factions battle over sections of land or a desired position of power.
Apparently, a brief teaser trailer will be revealed pretty soon, and while there's no release date yet (most likely, 2013) or other details, this is going to be one of the biggest games to come out in the future, for sure.
According to the document, players can join every guild in the game, with the Fighters, Thieves and Mages Guild mentioned specifically, and will be able to learn a “far broader” set of skills than ever before. Reaching the level cap is said to take about 120 hours.
An emphasis on stamina management seems to be key to combat, although skilful fighting increases a player’s “finesse”, which is then used to unleash an “ultimate” attack and unlock more loot. Finesse can be built by combining attacks with fellow players. Enemies have access to the same skills as player characters...