Bethesda Softworks has revealed plans to publish a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on The Elder Scrolls universe.
The news was confirmed this morning by Game Informer magazine.
Developed by Zenimax Online Studios, The Elder Scrolls Online will take place a millennium before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
“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.”
Elder Scrolls Online will be available for PC and Mac in 2013.