In 2012, developer Zenimax Online Studios and publisher Bethesda Softworks finally announced The Elder Scrolls Online, the long awaited MMO game set in the popular Elder Scrolls fantasy RPG series. Today, fans of the game were given the first opportunity to sign up to beta test the MMO.
The game's official website has the information on how fans can sign up for consideration to be picked for the upcoming beta test. Both PC and Mac players will be able to join in the beta test once it begins. So far there's no information on when the first people will start beta testing Elder Scrolls Online. A new edition of the Bethesda Podcast does contains more information from development team members on the beta test.
Bethesda Softworks has also released a new CGI trailer for the game, shown above. The trailer, which runs over five minutes, is certainly pretty to look at but is obviously not using the game's graphics engine.
The Elder Scrolls Online is currently scheduled for a launch sometime before the end of 2013. So far, Bethesda has yet to reveal whether the game will be a free-to-play title or if it will be subscription-based only.
Source: Elder Scrolls Online