Rumor: Next Elder Scrolls game to be an MMO title

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a good game. Garnering massive praise from the gaming media, it has proven to be another winner for Bethesda's development team, but there is a very small number of users who feel it would add more to have a multiplayer experience to the game in addition. While this may never officially come to Skyrim, the rumor mill has been fired up, with claims of a new game being announced in May of this year.

Citing anonymous sources within the industry, Tom's Guide claims the next game in the popular RPG franchise will be entitled The Elder Scrolls: Online. While little has been shared about the game or the time-scale it is set in, it will apparently take place before the end of the Second Era. For reference, every other Elder Scrolls title has been set in the Third or Fourth Era, so we could see a radically different game environment.

The source claims the game will have three factions for players to align themselves with. Each faction will have a different logo: a lion, a snake, and a bird of prey. It has been a belief for some time that ZeniMax have been looking for employees to aid in development of an MMO for some time, due to job openings on their website, though it was always assumed to be the fabled Fallout MMO.

The game's setting in the lore of the universe could be something to note. Hardcore fans of the series will know the Fourth Era is actually the fifth era, for the first era was known as the Dawn Era, where time itself was created. The Second Era has not been explored yet, but it was the era in which the Septim family became leaders of Tamriel. Keeping with the three factions available, their logos would suggest warriors (lions), stealth-based roles (snakes), and archers (bird of prey), though any of the information should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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OMG just imagine playing ESO it would be awesome and one that I'd be very happy to see, what a great idea. Hang on a minute, I just thought...? this would be a massive competition for WOW...? the subscription of people playing ESO would be insane. I shall be watching this like a hawk.

Thanks for the article.

I don't believe it. The source is full of BS. Bethesda makes TES as a first person game so you can experience the game through the eyes of the character. Why are they worried about this? Remake Morrowind and Oblivion first. I hated Oblivion. All of the characters look like fat down-syndrome kids. The story line was good though.

The last multiplayer game I bought was Day of Defeat's Half Life 2 Mod, so when I say I'll pick this one up, it's important damn it. :-)

Krome said,
This is great news but if they still tie their game to Steam, I will not touch it.

There was nothing at all with making it a Steam game nothing. But making it a MMO and I will not touch it period. There is no place on my PC for any MMO Steam on the other hand is absolutely great!

Still haven't completed SKYRIM. Anyways, the game will certainly be good, but MMO's been wasting my time so much. Now when I've stopped MMO's, I can see how many amazing moments I could have spent doing regular things.

P1R4T3 said,
Still haven't completed SKYRIM. Anyways, the game will certainly be good, but MMO's been wasting my time so much. Now when I've stopped MMO's, I can see how many amazing moments I could have spent doing regular things.

Nothing stop'd you from being apart of those amazing moments other than your lack of self-control.