The long-rumoured Elder Scrolls MMO was confirmed this morning by Game Informer magazine. Developed by an internal Zenimax team called Zenimax Online Studios, The Elder Scrolls Online will take place a millennium before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
While Game Informer’s report doesn’t list the entire set of locales that you’ll be able to visit, Tamriel, Elsweyr and Skyrim are mentioned. As expected, The Elder Scrolls Online will combine the exploration-heavy focus of The Elder Scrolls games with social elements found in MMORPGs.
The Elder Scrolls Online is being directed by MMO veteran, Matt Firor, who has previously worked on Dark Age of Camelot, a well-received MMO by Mythic. The game is scheduled for release in 2013 for the PC and MAC.