Earlier today Bethesda Softworks, the studio behind some of the biggest RPG games of the last decade, announced the opening of closed beta signups for their upcoming MMORPG, The Elder Scrolls Online. A franchise backed by millions of sales, millions of fans and over 20 years of development experience; The Elder Scrolls online is all set to become one of the biggest MMO launches of the last decade.
Whether you’re an MMO fan or not, The Elder Scrolls Online is going to be a landmark for the MMO industry; offering innovation at every turn thanks to the heavy social aspects from ZeniMax Online’s Megaserver technology. The signups are simple, requiring little more than some personal information and a copy of your DXDiag. However players can increase their chances by entering previous testing experience, gender and location.
It may be because I’ve become accustomed to very basic cinematic’s from MMO developers, but the video got my undivided attention within the first few seconds. Although the graphics are highly impressive, we can’t really read into it too much regarding in-game mechanics and playability. There’s a slight hint of the environment as well a some of the races and creatures we can expect to see when The Elder Scrolls Online launches; but for now it’s merely a window into a world that could reinvent the MMO genre as we see it today.