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Rumor: Bethesda to Announce Elder Scrolls Online in May

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Bethesda and ZeniMax are working on Elder Scrolls MMO, Tom's Guide claimed. The site said "an industry source that wishes to remain anonymous" was their source and they were quite sure about the Elder Scrolls MMO as they told that "ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda will officially announce Elder Scrolls Online in May 2012."

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More details about Elder Scrolls Online were given by the mysterious source. Taking place a full millennium before Skyrim, Elder Scrolls Online uses the Elder Scrolls Wiki timeline as a guide and will likely take place during the "Second Era," or several hundred years before any of the other Elder Scrolls games.

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Besides, there will be three playable factions in Elder Scrolls Online but no further details are given except each faction is represented by one of three animals: A lion, a dragon, and a bird of prey. Except for the May 2012 announcement, Elder Scrolls Online will also be presented at E3 2012 in June and then Quakecon 2012 in August, "along with id Software’s Doom 4 and several other titles," according to Tom's Guide.

ZeniMax Online Studios is working on an unannounced massive AAA quality MMOG that "will challenge the current market leaders". The studio was founded in 2007 but told nothing about their project. Would it be Fallout MMO? Not likely as Bethesda just bought back the right to develop Fallout MMO from Interplay early this year. So it will be Elder Scrolls MMO? ZeniMax and Bethesda's response to Tom's Guide is "no comment".

Source: Tom's Guide

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