First details of Elder Scrolls MMO leaked
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Is Skyrim going mass-dominated?...
An anonymous source from within Bethesda has announced to Tom's Guide that an Elder Scrolls MMO is due to be announced in May.
Details are still scarce, with a formal announcement still pending, but so far it's been reported that the game will have three playable factions (represented by a lion, a dragon and a bird of prey), and will be based “over a thousand years” before the events of the Elder Scrolls series.
Fan speculation has been running rampant over these vague hints and what they mean for the game. According to the Elder Scrolls Wiki timeline if the game were based 1000 years before Skyrim it would place The Elder Scrolls: Online during a pretty uneventful period in Tamriel's history. However, placing the game a millennium before the series' first game, Arena, would put players right in a period of intense civil war in Tamriel, which would fit right into the MMO setting.
Our personal take on it here at Shadowlocked is that the three factions will represent the Potentate loyalists, rebel forces (possibly sympathisers of the future Septim emperors?) and Akaviri invaders. But of course, this is all just speculation.
A May announcement will mean that The Elder Scrolls: Online will likely have a significant presence at both E3 and Quakecon this summer, although a release date announcement will still probably be a long way off. When contacted for confirmation, Bethesda replied with a very committal “No comment.” Development has reportedly been going on for quite some time, however, and it's expected that May will bring an explosion of announcement content.
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