To say that Elder Scrolls Online is one of the most anticipated releases of the year is an understatement. After the phenomenal success of Skyrim last year (any arrow in the knee jokers will be summarily executed) people have been really excited about the prospect of exploring Tamriel online, an excitement helped by this awesome cinematic trailer.
Elder Scrolls Online takes place almost a millennium before the events of Skyrim and sees three factions warring for control of Empire of Tamriel.
In the midst of this struggle, the Daedric Prince Molag Bal puts his plans into action, weakening the boundaries between the realms of Oblivion and Tamriel with the power of his Dark Anchors.
Meanwhile armies of dead rise at the bidding of the Daedric Prince’s henchman, the first necromancer known as the Prince of Worms, Mannimarco.
Players can take on the role of adventurers from any of the series’ main races, each of which belongs to one of three different factions trying to gain control of the Empire:
- The Daggerfall Covenant, comprised of the Bretons, Redguard and Orcs, united under High King Emeric.
- The Ebonheart Pact, an unlikely alliance of the Nords, Argonians and Dark Elves, seeking to assure their independence.
- The Aldmeri Dominion, led by the High Elf Queen Ayrenn, the races of High Elves, Wood Elves and Khajit have come together to prevent the younger races bringing disaster through their conflicts.
The game will be getting a release across Mac and PC, after which it shall appear on Xbox One and PS4. Unfortunately, console players will not be able to play alongside those using the other consoles, although Mac and PC players will be able to join each other online and will require a monthly subscription fee of $14.99 (that’s £8.99 in real money).
Still, if the previous games are anything to go by, this promises to be a truly exciting game, which should hopefully be enhanced by the online gameplay.
How many of you seek to explore Tamriel?