Bethesda Softworks announces The Elder Scrolls Online

In case you somehow missed the big news, Bethesda Softworks announced that The Elder Scrolls will be going online in… The Elder Scrolls Online.

The MMO, which will be set in the The Elder Scrolls universe obviously, will be coming to both PCs and Macs and there has yet to be any hints of potential release dates as of yet. More information can be found in the upcoming June issue of Game Informer as well as on their site.

Take a look at the first Game Informer screens and trailer below and read on for the big announcement.

The Elder Scrolls Online – First Screens:

The Elder Scrolls Online – Announcement Trailer:
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Announcement below.

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, today announced The Elder Scrolls Online, an MMO in development at ZeniMax Online Studios. The Elder Scrolls Online will be the first Elder Scrolls game to allow gamers to explore the legendary Elder Scrolls world with others.

The Elder Scrolls Online is being developed for PC and Mac under the leadership of industry veteran Matt Firor, who has spent the last two decades working in online game development. Details about the game are revealed in an exclusive cover story in Game Informer?s June issue, which ships to subscribers and newsstands this month.

?We have been working hard to create an online world in which players will be able to experience the epic Elder Scrolls universe with their friends, something fans have long said they wanted,? said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online. ?It will be extremely rewarding finally to unveil what we have been developing the last several years. The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made ? and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the most recent title set in the award-winning Elder Scrolls universe. Skyrim, developed by Bethesda Game Studios, was released in November 2011 and enjoyed worldwide critical and commercial success. Skyrim earned hundreds of ?Game of the Year? awards, including top honors at the 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards, the 15th Annual 2012 Interactive Achievement Awards held at the 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit, and at the 2011 Video Game Awards. Internationally, Skyrim shipped over 10 million units within the first month of its release, was the second highest grossing title in the industry last year, and is the fastest selling title in Steam?s history.

The Elder Scrolls Online will be featured on magazine covers across Europe and in online stories in the coming months which will provide gamers with more information about this exciting title.

The Elder Scrolls Online has not yet been rated by the ESRB.