Bethesda released a new epic trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online today, as well as opening a sign up page for the limited public beta.

I've been out of the MMO scene for a while, but I signed up. I'm interested in seeing what they can do with this. The lore aficionados are a little upset that this seems to go against established canon, but I'm not incredibly worried about that if the game is good.

The trailer is certainly pretty, some uncanny valley stuff in there to be sure, but it's all pre-rendered, no gameplay. The gameplay trailers have looked interesting, but not convincing one way or the other-- I'm just going to have to get my hands on it.

The sign up page can be found here:

Will_Owens wrote on 01/23/2013 at 11:29am

Although not a fan of MMORPGs or the newer Elder Scrolls games, I'm interested to see how they adapt the gameplay of being a one man army/savior for an entire province to a multiplayer environment. I'm sure it will have a lot of initial interest, but I see it going the way of the Star Wars online RPG.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 01/24/2013 at 01:23am

I think its hard to compete with WoW. Lots of MMO'ers will try the latest "NOT WoW" game and then discard quickly because its not WoW. People say they want a "NOT WoW" game but continually discard games and head back to WoW.

The new thing for MMO's is have a time in the sun with the subscription model and quickly pivot to F2P. Not a bad road if you can make money there and eventually many MMO's would be epic after 10 years of development its just expectations are pretty high for games in that space.

jaelte wrote on 01/27/2013 at 08:39am

Well, I signed up. Now for the waiting game, I suppose. I haven't played any MMORPG in awhile, but I'm somewhat intrigued by this one.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 01/27/2013 at 05:50pm

Its an interesting idea, but like @Will_Owens I am interested to see how they pull this off.

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