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9:11 AM on 07.17.2014

The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to Steam today

Announced at QuakeCon 2014 as a kick-off announcement, The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to Steam. Today. Both the Standard Edition and the Imperial Edition will be available for purchase later today.  It sounds like ev...

Dale North




9:00 AM on 07.10.2014

Elder Scrolls Online will revamp its Veteran Rank system soon

Elder Scrolls Online is a good game in many ways, but it failed to meet my expectations in terms of a service worth subscribing to. ZeniMax is responding to some complaints by revamping its Veteran Rank content, which is aime...

Chris Carter




3:30 PM on 07.03.2014

The Onion spoofs character creation in this ESO video

We're not quite at the point where we can customize individual organs and bones in a character creation screen, but The Onion humorously takes a look at a fictional Elder Scrolls Online system that does just that -- and...

Chris Carter




4:00 PM on 05.09.2014

Review: The Elder Scrolls Online

It's been a long month in The Elder Scrolls Online, full of ups and downs. At first, ESO wowed me unlike essentially any other MMO before it. Similar to Lord of the Rings Online but with much more bravado, the openi...

Chris Carter




7:30 AM on 05.08.2014

The Elder Scrolls Online delayed six months on consoles

[Update: ZeniMax has responded to the situation, confirming the delay. Players will be able to transfer their characters to the console versions for free, and eligible PC players can buy the PS4 or Xbox One version for a...

Chris Carter




12:00 PM on 05.02.2014

ZeniMax gives out an extra five days of gametime for The Elder Scrolls Online

It's been about four weeks since The Elder Scrolls Online launched, so we've reached that fated point in any subscription based MMO's life -- the date where everyone who got their first month free now has to choose ...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 04.14.2014

ZeniMax confusingly endorses an online forum to support trading in Elder Scrolls Online

As I've mentioned in my review in progress for The Elder Scrolls Online, the game did not ship with an Auction House -- a system in place in nearly every MMO that allows players to conveniently buy and sell goods within the g...

Chris Carter




4:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access and Launch)

[We'll be reviewing The Elder Scrolls Online over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our new Reviews in Progress program.] I've been hard at work playing Elder Scrolls Online this week...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 04.04.2014

Over 5 million people registered for the Elder Scrolls Online beta

The Elder Scrolls Online is officially available today for the masses on the PC and Mac. To celebrate, Bethesda has released another badass cinematic trailer, titled The Siege. Along with this trailer comes a neat little inf...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




4:00 PM on 03.31.2014

Review in Progress: The Elder Scrolls Online (Early-Access)

[We'll be reviewing The Elder Scrolls Online over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our new Reviews in Progress program.] In many ways ZeniMax is fighting an uphill battle with Elder Scrolls Online....

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 03.30.2014

The Elder Scrolls Online launches today for Early Access folk

The Elder Scrolls Online officially launches today by way of the Early Access program for select pre-orders. Specifically, it kicked off at 7AM EST this morning, and I was there to test out the soft launch and see how Zenimax...

Chris Carter




11:30 AM on 02.28.2014

Get your Elder Scrolls Online beta keys here!

Update! Non-Huge members can now get in on this action. Click here to snag your beta keys before they're all gone! Our friends at Bethesda are kicking off a massive beta weekend this Friday for their upcoming MMO The Elder Sc...

Mr Andy Dixon




9:00 AM on 02.21.2014

Stop & smelt the flowers: Elder Scrolls Online blacksmith

The Elder Scrolls Online looks to be rewarding players who want to put effort into crafting. The keen eye ability will highlight scroungable resources so you don't miss precious elements. Or flowers. You can even gain enough...

Steven Hansen




11:00 AM on 02.18.2014

Elder Scrolls Online may take 150 hours to get max level

If you play as many MMOs as I do, one of the first questions you'll probably have is "what is the maximum level cap, and how long does it take to reach it?" Well with The Elder Scrolls Online, we may have an answer. According...

Chris Carter




11:30 AM on 01.29.2014

Pay extra to play as an Imperial in TES Online

Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition, available in a physical form ($99.99) or digitally ($79.99). It contains the typical bonuses one would expect of an Elder Scrolls collector's edition, but then...

Jordan Devore




9:18 AM on 01.29.2014

You must watch this Elder Scrolls Online video right now

Yes, it's a cinematic, but it's one hell of an impressive cinematic. Fan or not, you can't help but get excited for The Elder Scrolls Online after watching this eight minute long movie. Makes you really wish for an actual El...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




11:30 PM on 01.28.2014

The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition details leaked

Whoops! Looks like Amazon screwed up. An Amazon user by the name of Char noticed that the Dishonored Game of the Year listing had an image of The Elder Scrolls collector's edition instead. The Imperial Edition as it's called ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




2:00 PM on 01.28.2014

The Elder Scrolls Online won't require a PS+ subscription

A Twitter Q&A session on the official PlayStation Blog has confirmed that a subscription to PlayStation Plus won't be required to play The Elder Scrolls Online. Game director Matt Firor says that just the already confirme...

Alasdair Duncan




3:00 PM on 01.23.2014

The Elder Scrolls Online's voice cast sounds expensive

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate great voice work and after seeing the lineup for The Elder Scrolls Online, I don't think the game will disappoint in that regard. But going for big-name, recognizable talent runs the risk of ...

Jordan Devore




9:00 PM on 01.22.2014

The Elder Scrolls Online receives M rating from ESRB

Bethesda announced on their Facebook page that The Elder Scrolls Online will be rated M for Mature. The statement from Bethesda stated the company disagree with the ESRB's rating, but they also "do not plan to challenge" it....

Hamza CTZ Aziz




2:15 PM on 01.07.2014

Elder Scrolls Online will let you become Emperor

More news on The Elder Scrolls Online has arrived, and this time, it's regarding the top dog position in the game's world -- the Emperor. ESO director Paul Sage spoke with OXM a bit about the role, and how players w...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 12.11.2013

The Elder Scrolls Online hits PC/Mac first in April

ZeniMax Online Studios has come out with a suitably memorable release date for The Elder Scrolls Online: April 4, 2014 (aka 4.4.14). That's when the massively multiplayer online role-playing game will arrive on PC and Mac --...

Jordan Devore




8:00 AM on 12.04.2013

Elder Scrolls Online trailer explains character building

Like past Elder Scrolls games, Elder Scrolls Online will feature a first-person viewpoint, in addition to your typical elements of character progression. This new video explains a bit how that process works, from l...

Chris Carter




3:00 PM on 10.17.2013

This is The Elder Scrolls Online's character creator

I've come to warm up to The Elder Scrolls Online after seeing it at a few different events. One aspect that never disappointed me, even early on, is the MMORPG's character creator. Granted, I wasn't able to dig too deeply, a...

Jordan Devore




1:30 PM on 08.27.2013

Bethesda wants to waive XBL cost for Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online is among a handful of noteworthy MMOs to stick with the subscription model. That's not necessarily a bad thing -- it means we're (in theory) getting a full game instead of the illusion of one -- but i...

Jordan Devore




10:00 AM on 08.23.2013

Elder Scrolls Online will also have a cash shop

The German website ESOHUB had a chance to interview Matt Firor, lead developer for the upcoming subscription-based MMO Elder Scrolls Online and uncovered some interesting and even startling news: Elder Scrolls Online&nbs...

Patrick Hancock




8:30 PM on 08.05.2013

Bethesda shows off 30 minutes of The Elder Scrolls Online

During the second day of this past weekend's QuakeCon, Bethesda gave an extended look at its upcoming MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online. With such a well-known license behind it, the hype is understandably palpable, even from pe...

Abel Girmay




12:55 AM on 06.12.2013

A fresh look at The Elder Scrolls Online

The thought of a massively-multiplayer online The Elder Scrolls on consoles terrifies me. Perhaps I'm just cynical. Logistics aside, it's great in theory to see MMO support on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One -- confirmed for...

Jordan Devore




8:42 PM on 06.10.2013

The Elder Scrolls Online also coming to PS4

Bethesda will be putting out its upcoming MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online on PlayStation 4 in spring 2014, Sony announced this evening. There's a beta in the works -- of course there is -- that will be available exclusively first on PS4. I must hand it to Sony for sprinkling in these one-sentence "We've got an exclusive!" sentences throughout the E3 press conference.

Jordan Devore




11:00 AM on 03.19.2013

Preview: The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online has a lot to prove. Not only does developer Zenimax have to placate the fans of old, and sell them on the idea of a subscription based MMO, but they also have to bring in fans who have never played th...

Chris Carter




10:30 AM on 03.19.2013

Zenimax: Elder Scrolls Online will ship with 16 instances

A big concern I had going into the Elder Scrolls Online preview was their plans for endgame content, which I drilled Zenimax for information on. As we all know, MMOs may offer a unique experience at launch, but if they don'...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 03.19.2013

Elder Scrolls Online will fully support first person play

Fans were pretty upset after learning that the first person mode in The Elder Scrolls Online, a feature long time players have been rooting for, would be extremely limited. After all, it's kind of expected with this franchise...

Chris Carter




7:15 PM on 03.18.2013

Bethesda will have The Elder Scrolls Online at PAX East

With PAX East nearly upon us, Bethesda has given the heads up that The Elder Scrolls Online will be playable this week in Boston. When the game was first announced, some of us who are more into TES than we are traditional MMO...

Jordan Devore




1:30 PM on 03.04.2013

The Elder Scrolls Online beta is coming this month

In a recent FAQ, Zenimax answers most of your questions regarding the beta program for The Elder Scrolls Online -- including the announcement that it's coming later this month. Like most MMO betas these days, later this month...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 01.22.2013

Bethesda announces The Elder Scrolls Online beta signups

Bethesda has just let us know that beta signups are happening right now for The Elder Scrolls Online. All you have to do is go to www.ElderScrollsOnline.com, sign up, and you'll have a chance to get in. All of the detai...

Chris Carter




6:30 PM on 01.18.2013

This Elder Scrolls Online video explains the story

As some of you may know, I'm an Elder Scrolls nut -- possibly the biggest one on Destructoid if you include games outside of Skyrim. So while I have my reservations regarding the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online, I'm eager to s...

Chris Carter




11:00 AM on 11.08.2012

Everything you need to know about Elder Scrolls Online

After many months of silence, a wild Bethesda popped its head out of its hole to deliver us this nine-minute video of The Elder Scrolls Online. For many of us, this will serve as a first look at the game's combat, systems, w...

Allistair Pinsof




1:30 PM on 06.10.2012

E3: Elder Scrolls Online is more MMO than Elder Scrolls

When Zenimax Online promised that The Elder Scrolls Online would be true to the original series with the added benefit of Tamriel's lore-enriched universe, I have to admit that I was close to being fooled. The idea of a game ...

Jim Sterling




3:27 PM on 06.05.2012

E3: The Elder Scrolls Online is looking gorgeous

Following the first details on the next entry in the Elder Scrolls franchise, Bethesda has just released a new teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online. Not much is revealed in the trailer, other than a few glimpses at so...

Jason Cabral




2:00 PM on 06.05.2012

E3: The Elder Scrolls Online: First details and gameplay

You'll never have to ask yourself how great the Elder Scrolls games would be as an MMO again. Elder Scrolls Online is here to fulfill all of those fantasies as well as ones you never knew you had. We got a really early look a...

Dale North




9:00 AM on 05.21.2012

Elder Scrolls Online will offer a single player story

The Director of Elder Scrolls Online outed some juicy information recently via a video interview: the game will feature a single player only story carved inside of the massively multiplayer RPG. Director Matt Firor goes on to...

Chris Carter




1:30 PM on 05.04.2012

Screenshots and details leak for The Elder Scrolls Online

If that teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online left you longing for more substantial information, screenshots and details to come out of Game Informer this morning should be perfectly sufficient. NeoGAF has put together ...

Jordan Devore




9:16 AM on 05.04.2012

The Elder Scrolls Online debut trailer

Following yesterday's shock announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda has released a trailer to give us a little hint of what Zenimax Online's long-rumored MMO will look like. As you might expect, it's all flare and...

Jim Sterling




11:22 AM on 05.03.2012

Announced: The Elder Scrolls Online

Bethesda has today made a sudden announcement, confirming the years-long rumors of an Elder Scrolls MMO. Yes, The Elder Scrolls Online is an actual thing! Developed for PC and Mac, details are due in the June issue of Game In...

Jim Sterling








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