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Game Informer June Cover Revealed: The Elder Scrolls Online

Game Informer writes:

Long rumored and much anticipated, The Elder Scrolls Online is finally being unveiled in the June issue of Game Informer. In this month's cover story we journey across the entire land of Tamriel, from Elsweyr to Skyrim and everywhere in between.

In addition to the world exclusive first look at The Elder Scrolls Online, the June issue of Game Informer brings you the first hands-on report on The Amazing Spider-Man from Activision and Beenox as well as new details on Lego Batman 2, Resident Evil 6, and Devil May Cry. (PC, The Elder Scrolls Online)

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Snookies12  +   1218d ago
Wow, this could be interesting... Though honestly, I think I'm done paying for MMO games for quite some time. Spent enough money on WoW back in the day. -_-
TekoIie  +   1218d ago
Interesting although i personally believe that Skyrim gameplay is not good for a PvP game (If this game has that sort of option). The sword gameplay is quite generic and then Magic is ridiculously powerful followed by simply shitty ranged weapons.

Gameplay will have to be very different to previous elder scrolls games for this to work.
MAJ0R  +   1218d ago
It would be cool if they created a whole different kind of combat system for MMO's, as in not the generic button spam with point and click. Maybe some actual good combat?

Also, an Elder Scrolls MMO might actually be cool because it would give people a chance to explore all areas of Nirn and not just one province per game.
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zeal0us  +   1218d ago
If the combat is similar to traditional mmo combat I probably won't play it. I want to see something new for a change.
RedDragan  +   1218d ago
Oh yeah, magic is so powerful... especially when you have the resist magic enchantments.

Hurr Durr!
NukaCola  +   1218d ago
Is this to counter the Fallout MMO won by Interplay? I personally don't know what to think. I guess I need to see it in action first.
TekoIie  +   1218d ago

congratulations on not comparing magic to all the other forms of combat... MMO games rely heavily on balance to become a hit.
Drake117  +   1218d ago
If this is done right it could be amazing. If this is done bad it could be my worst nightmare. They need to make it feel like an ES game and not the 100s of mmos that are already on the market. If they try to get by with making a Warcraft clone in the ES universe i will be pissed. They need to have the whole you are what you play system as well as radiant quests and guilds and a main story line. They def don't need to have a bunch of ppl standing in place in a town with ! over their heads.
EVILDEAD360  +   1218d ago
D@mn you PC gaming with your life sucking MMOs tempting us old head WOW players to finally upgrade and get a gaming PC..

I resisted Starcraft, Old Republic and if Diablo 3 gets a console announcement at E3 I'm safe..but Elder Scrolls Online?? tempting indeed..come on Game Informer..I need that issue

If he next gen consoles get WOW or even this it'll be over..

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justpassinggas  +   1218d ago
Magic is highly overpowered in Skyrim??? Try leveling up and then using spells. Spell damage does not level with you and the master level spells are too costly, both in terms of casting time and MP - and even then, they're not spectacular.

What is overpowered is sneak.
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Panthers  +   1218d ago
Combat in Elder Scrolls is just terrible. It would have to change quite a bit to work in an MMO.
Tr10wn  +   1218d ago
shitty ranged weapons? you must be pretty bad in aiming to said that, ranged in skyrim is the most satisfying weapon in the game and i played all of them, for me its range>2h weapons>magic and the all the others, maybe you need an aim assist to have fun who knows.
jthamind  +   1218d ago
the readiness of my body cannot be overstated.
Beahmscream  +   1218d ago
I'd love to see it work out but.. Seems like new MMO's have been having a hard time staying afloat the past several years.
Drake117  +   1218d ago
New mmos just haven't innovated enough. Most of them think they can just get by with copying Wows forumula since it worked so well for blizzard. Well guess what, if people wanted to play something like wow they would just play wow since its been added to and polished for like 8 years or something. Next gen mmos need to ditch that formula and start innovating if they want to be successful. The IP of ES alone cannot make this game great, people will start to quit fast if they don't do new things. Look at whats happening to KOTOR with SWTOR.
Panthers  +   1218d ago
SWTOR is doing great. They do need server merges because MMOs always have a falling out after the initial release. But TOR is just so much more fun than WoW. Its all Ive been playing lately.
Drake117  +   1218d ago
Swtor is fun till level 50. Then it becomes exactly like wow but worse because of things like less polish and end game contend along with just retarded mistakes on biowares part like no dungeon finder or true competitive pvp.
Panthers  +   1218d ago
With 1.2 they added another Operation, Warzone, and some new flash points.

Either way, this is by far the most polished MMO Ive ever played at launch. I dont believe WoW had a dungeon finder until ICC was released. And that was about 5 years in.
Christopher  +   1218d ago
With Matt Firor involved, I'm not sure this will be that great of a success. He was, IMHO, one of the weakest links on DAoC.
SilentNegotiator  +   1218d ago
It's already repetitive enough to be an MMO.
I said it. lol

Ehh....it could be good. If it's your standard "click for attack every ___ seconds" combat, I'm not interested. If they implement Skyrim-like gameplay, I'll at least give it a look.
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Nimblest-Assassin  +   1218d ago
I'll bite if it has a meaningful story, characters, dynamic quests and combat... and if it stays far, far away from PS3... Bethesda didn't give a f**k for the ps3 version of Skyrim.

Hell when it runs better for people who torrented it, than someone who bought it day one... you have a problem.

But I am intruiged
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Nitrowolf2  +   1218d ago
hmm this could either be very bad or very good.
At least it's its own game rather then a something thrown with single player
But with Beth. track record of bugs, yeah
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joab777  +   1218d ago
You are right. I am very worried. People have clamored for multiplayer in skyrim etc and now straight to mmo. I hope it isnt a money grab. That being said, its the easiest setting to give players content. I spent 265 hours on one playthrough of skyrim, for me 3 months. People love wandering the lands of tamriel. The combat will onviously change a bit. I actually think it may be scaled back. I guess we will see. I sure hope though, they were able to recreate the setting. Most mmos have interesting art styles to allow for lower end pcs to run. It wont work here imo. The expectations will be enormous. Learn from bioware because it doesnt matter how great or how much content you have, if u do not at least give gamers everything wow has offered to this point.
Drekken  +   1218d ago
If Bugthesda is making it, I am staying far, far away.
Tr10wn  +   1218d ago
bug? you must be playing on PS3 right?
xtremexx  +   1218d ago
versusALL  +   1218d ago
NYC_Gamer  +   1218d ago
So this will be one big MMO technical mess
Nac  +   1218d ago
Shame would have liked to see at least a next gen port. Not an MMO guy...
LightSamus  +   1218d ago
I know MMOs are primarily a PC thing but alienating the 360 and PS3 crowd who loved Skyrim is a bad move if you ask me. I'd love to get stuck into this but I certainly don't have a PC that could run something like this and I'm not likely to get one either.

I don't see why hardware is much of a limitation these days.
xPhearR3dx  +   1218d ago
Seeing how it's not being made by Bethesda Game Studios, I doubt many 360/PS3 users who LOVE Skyrim would enjoy it anyway.

EDIT: True, but it's probably going to look significantly different from a game like Skyrim. Which would throw many console gamers off. Look at RE Operation Raccoon City. Even though it was RE, many passed because it was a different type of genre. This was before the reviews were even out.
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Nac  +   1218d ago
It is the world people are attracted to, not the developer.
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MAJ0R  +   1218d ago
Who cares though? TES started on the PC anyways so it shouldn't really matter. Plus it will not hinder Bethesda's future games because they aren't even developing it.

So is your gripe that consoles are not suited for MMO's, or that PC players will be getting an MMO and that bothers you?
Sithlord-Gamble  +   1218d ago
Not suited for mmos? I disagree.

FFXI online and DCUO both played great on consoles.

You saying mmos dont belong on consoles is like me saying dark souls doesnt belong on PC.

ANY game will play well on ANY console/pc if programmed properly.

PC gamers shouldnt have to miss out on great console games like dark souls and console gamers shouldnt have to miss out on great pc games like this and SWTOR just bc they only own one or the other.

People Telling someone to go buy a pc or to buy a console to play something just isnt realistic.

Its a shame that it has to be that way, and that so many people have to miss out.
Letros  +   1218d ago
Nobody is stopping you from buying a gaming PC..
fr00ty-wizenhymer  +   1218d ago
It's nice to see that they are only making it for PC. If they were developing multi-plat it would have been dumbed down for consoles just like Skyrim was.
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Kingdom Come  +   1218d ago
Holy Crap! Yes! Finally! Personally I'm not an MMO gamer, bit I've always stated that an MMO Installment within the Elder Scrolls Universe would entice me to think twice...
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Kingdom Come  +   1218d ago
I wouldn't play it much (with it being an MMO and me preceding Versus Multiplayer gaming) but if it's anywhere near as brilliant as other Elder Scrolls titles I may give it a try and occasionally go on it...
LightofDarkness  +   1218d ago
Ah well, there goes one of the last good SP-only game series.

I'm not a big MMO player, so this isn't really significant to me. It's somewhat disappointing, really.
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xPhearR3dx  +   1218d ago
Bethesda isn't making the game. If you read the article, you'd know that.
ForeverGamer  +   1218d ago
i came into a very intelligent conclusion
is that no one here read the articles
they just read the title and comment
including me .. :(
supraking951  +   1218d ago
meh I'll wait for the ps3 version of Guild Wars 2
RankFTW  +   1218d ago
Yeah you'll be waiting forever then.
chak_  +   1218d ago
no, thank you.
Regent_of_the_Mask  +   1218d ago
It will have more problems than FF14. I guarantee it.
MattyG  +   1218d ago
I DOUBT IT. - Bob's Discount furniture

OT: Really though, I doubt it haha
VoggNogg  +   1218d ago
Oh bloody hell...
Convas  +   1218d ago
Say weeer?
YodaCracker  +   1218d ago
*insert "arrow in the knee" joke here*
davidmccue  +   1218d ago
OllieBoy  +   1218d ago
And now the downfall of the ES franchise begins.
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1218d ago
That actually started with Oblivion.
kma2k  +   1218d ago
I love SP RPG's & have no interest in the MMO part of it, i think there are a lot of people out there that feel the same way, i think Skyrim is the main example of it.
Neko_Mega  +   1218d ago
Only problem I have with the MMO idea, is the fact they haven't made a game that isn't buggy has heck.
halocursed  +   1218d ago
This will probably come out next year.
Kidmyst  +   1218d ago
For me If this is free to play (after the price of the game) I'll look into it. otherwise I'll have Guild Wars 2 that's free to play and I play a variety of games on console and PC so for me it's not worth a monthly fee if I play 10 hours or so a Month. Still cool thought though
mep69  +   1218d ago
it's the dragon torque :O

VanillaBear  +   1218d ago
Why...why make an Elder Scrolls MMO

The whole reason people love the ES is because they are great single player experiences.

If people want to play on an MMO they'll go on the other MMO games already out.

This will have nothing on the main games
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TheGameFoxJTV  +   1218d ago
Don't like it; don't buy it. People have been asking for a Elder Scrolls MMO since Morrowind.
dmeador  +   1218d ago
The million+ people who will buy it disagree with you
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dmeador  +   1210d ago
Lol, to the peeps who disagree, if you dont think at least a million people wont buy it, you need to learn a thing or two. But you will see soon enough, so it doesn't matter all that much
silkrevolver  +   1218d ago
Great news for everything but my social life.
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1218d ago
As if games aren't social as hell nowdays. Shit, that's how I've met and kept in contact with people that I'd otherwise not even know anymore or never have met.
ATi_Elite  +   1218d ago
Don't know what to think!
1. if it is basically Skyrim but on a Ultra Mega MMO scale (same Quality same Combat) with PvP tossed in then HELL YEAH we have a winner as long as it has proper support and is updated with new content OFTEN!

2. if it's something slapped together with Elder Scrolls name on it just to make an MMO then this is gonna FAIL!

MMO's now-a-days have finally said "To hell with copying WoW" and moved on to the Evolution of the MMO and have produce some very nice games.

As far as Consolers go...........Next Console Gen you Consolers will get more MMO's! The PS4/Xbox720 will be strong enough to run them and hopefully Sony/MS make it so MMO Dev teams can have the freedom to work on PSn/XboxLive without jumping through a million fire laden hoops!
Genecalypse  +   1218d ago
Oh god this sounds terrible. TES series should never ever turn into an online game, they excel at one thing, the single player aspect.

I cant wait for thousand of 12 year olds spouting "ARROW TO THE KNEE! XD"
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Scizz  +   1218d ago
I just peed a little. @_@
Lord_Sloth  +   1218d ago
DAMN! I didn't want an MMO from it. Just co-op.

BitbyDeath  +   1218d ago
Co-op would be awesome.
Hopefully the next one will have that.
Acquiesc3  +   1218d ago
It's about time. Surprised they haven't done this sooner. Was always thinking about venturing to other provinces as I was playing Skyrim (without having to wait years for a new installment).
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