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The Elder Scrolls Online to be unveiled in Game Informer

Details of the Elder Scrolls Online released in Game Informer.

The long awaited announcement of the Elder Scrolls Online is set to be made in the June issue of American magazine Game Informer.

Developed by the team behind The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Zenimax Online Studios, has been at work on the massively multiplayer online (MMO) version of the hit role playing game (RPG) series.

It will take place as an entirely new chapter in the Elder Scrolls world occurring 2,000 years before the events of Skyrim. It follows the tale of the daedric prince Molag Bal who is striving to drag Tamriel into his demonic dominion.

"It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years," said game director Matt Firor to the team at Game Informer.

"The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of the Elder Scrolls franchise."

A 250 person team is behind the title that began development in 2007 and early details suggest that it will deviate quite far from the formula that worked for Skyrim and its predecessor Oblivion.

Players will interact with the world in a very different manner in order to effectively turn it into a game with MMO mechanics. As such, it has control mechanics similar to many other MMOs and a third-person perspective, according to a summary of the magazine article.

There will be three factions for gamers to choose from, each with three of their own races. Nords, Dunmer and Argoninans make up the Ebonheart Pact. Altmer, Bosmer and Khajit comprise the Aldmeri Dominion and the Daggerfall Covenant includes the Bretons, Redguard and Orcs.

Its game world will dwarf Skyrim's to include almost all of Tamriel, with a number of locations from previous games, such as Windhelm, Imperial City and Daggerfall.

Both player vs player and player vs environment modes will be present, and there will even be large scale battles with up to 200 players involved.

It is expected the level cap will take an impressive 120 hours to reach, so fans of Elder Scrolls can expect to while away a lot of time when the title hits the shelves next year.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801357529-ADNFCR