Game Informer is reporting that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim developer Bethesda and Zenimax Online Studios have announced that they will release a massively multiplayer online version of The Elder Scrolls next year for PC and Mac.
Set a millennium before the events of Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls Online will take place across all of Tamriel during a time when daedric prince Molag Bal is wreaking havoc on the realm. The game will feature three player factions and PvP combat. Presumably you’ll be able to travel across the entire world of The Elder Scrolls, as Game Informer mentions Elsweyr, Skyrim, and Cyrodiil as locations in the MMORPG.
Director Matt Firor, previously a member of the Dark Age of Camelot team, said, “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. 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.”
Pick up a copy of Game Informer‘s June issue for more details.