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21st January, 2015 (London, UK) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that its long awaited, award-winning multiplayer roleplaying game, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, will release worldwide on 9th June, 2015 for the PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. For the first time in history, players will explore the legendary world of Tamriel with their friends on console. In the latest and biggest Elder Scrolls game ever made, players will be able to adventure alone, quest with friends, or join an army of hundreds in epic player vs. player battles as they explore and discover the secrets of a persistent Tamriel.

We are also pleased to announce that The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited players will no longer be required to pay a monthly game subscription for extended play. Players will make a one-time purchase of the game and can then enjoy hundreds of hours of content without the requirement of a monthly game subscription fee when The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited becomes available on console in June and beginning 17th March for PC/Mac players.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited includes all the great gameplay from the original PC/Mac game, plus all the updates and content additions, including the exciting new Justice and Champion systems. All existing PC/Mac game accounts, open or closed, will be updated to the Tamriel Unlimited edition in March and former players will be invited back to the game at that time to experience all that is new in the world. New players will make a one-time purchase of the game and play, without restrictions, for as long as they like – without game subscription fees. Tamriel Unlimited will be supported with special, optional downloadable content available for purchase and an in-game Crown Store for convenience and customization items. Regular updates and new gameplay will be offered to all players to enjoy free of additional charges.

In addition, Bethesda will offer ESO Plus™ to players who wish to pay a single monthly charge for a premium membership service, providing exclusive in-game bonuses, a monthly allotment of crowns to use in the store and access to all DLC game packs while a member. PC/Mac players with active subscriptions on 17th March will be automatically enrolled into ESO Plus and begin enjoying its membership privileges.

“Our fans are our biggest inspiration, and we’ve listened to their feedback on the entertainment experience they want,” said Matt Firor, Game Director of The Elder Scrolls Online. “We know that Elder Scrolls fans want choice when it comes to how they play and how they pay, and that is what they will get. We have made numerous changes to the game over the past year, and are confident this is a game that Elder Scrolls fans will love to play. Players can explore Tamriel with friends, battle creatures, craft, fish, steal, or siege. The choice is theirs. The game offers hundreds of hours of gameplay with unlimited adventures with one single game purchase. We can’t wait for everyone, whether they’ve played before or will be experiencing it for the first time, to begin adventuring in The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.”
For more information on the different ways players will be able to experience The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, please watch our livestream on today at 5pm GMT or visit:

The Elder Scrolls Online, named Best Role Playing Game at E3 2013 by the Game Critics, was released for PC/Mac on 4th April, 2014. The previous chapter in this franchise was The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim® which was released in November 2011 and enjoyed worldwide critical and commercial success. As the sequel to the 2002 Role-Playing Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind®, and the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, Skyrim earned hundreds of ‘Game of the Year’ awards and sold over 20 million copies.

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The next Elder Scrolls adventure is nearly here ! 4/4/14

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The next Elder Scrolls adventure is nearly here! Today we released our latest gameplay video, War in Cyrodiil, and with it we announced that The Elder Scrolls Online will arrive worldwide for PC and Mac players on April 4, 2014. PlayStation 4 & Xbox One will launch in June 2014.

Regardless of the platform you choose, your online adventures will be here before you know it. As you plan out which alliance you join, watch our all-new gameplay trailer showcasing PvP combat and how you will be able to battle with and against your friends in Cyrodiil.

For more information on ESO and its launch plans, read a personal update from Game Director, Matt Firor at

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The Elder Scrolls Online – War in Cyrodiil

In our latest trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online, witness the Alliance War in action as Tamriel’s three alliances rally their forces in the heart of Cyrodiil. Are you prepared to face your enemies, conquer their fortifications, and claim the Ruby Throne?

Character Creation and Customization – Elder Scrolls Online

This is a first official video that demonstrates Character Creation process. Read more at

Elder Scrolls Online is the first MMO game that allows deep customization of any parameter of your character. You can change almost everything and create a unique model. I bet you will not meet similar person in the game. The process is easy and not difficult. Just spend some time to create unique appearance and start playing!

Elder Scrolls Online invites sent out today !


The Elderscrolls Online – Journey to Coldharbour

Molag Bal, the God of Schemes, threatens all of Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online. Watch this new video to visit his Oblivion plane of Coldharbour and learn more about his plans.

We’re taking you straight to Molag Bal’s realm in this new video. Watch it to get a glimpse of Coldharbour and some of its inhabitants and to learn more about this malevolent Daedric Prince’s plans for Tamriel—and your soul.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Alliances at War

In our latest ESO developer video, featuring Loremaster Lawrence Schick, we explore why the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact are at war in The Elder Scrolls Online. Watch the video to discover their reasons and motives for fighting, the key people and groups involved, and more.


Elder Scrolls Online: Developer Question of the Week #1

Elder Scrolls Online Senior Content Designer Greg Roth asks an ESO Developer Question of the Week. For more information, and to learn about other submission options, please visit!


The Elder Scrolls Online – Gameplay Designer Interview

The Elder Scrolls press event in Balitmore Cruse got a chance to site down with the Lead Gameplay Designer – Nick Conkle. We have some specific questions about the game and some general for those of you who dont know the game as well.

The Elder Scrolls Online – Creative Director Interview

While at the The Elder Scrolls press event Cruse got a chance to sit down with Creative Director Paul Sage and ask him some specific questions about the game.

The Elder Scrolls Online — Gameplay /Dev Diary Introduction

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An extended look at ZeniMax Online’s in-development MMO.

I posted this on my G+ page about The Elderscrolls Online Pod Cast .

 What great news for The Elderscrolls Online on the POD cast . There will be one mega server ! That is a very smart move from the DEV team ! No one will be asking “what shard are you on ” ? No cool downs too.. It’s like the single player game and your not watching the dam cool down bar.It is a very good POD Cast about TESO listen to it.

Do you all like that the game will have a mega server and no cool downs ? It gets my vote ! Change is great and this is something new in a MMO.

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ESO cover story from Game Informer available for free!

ESO cover story from Game Informer available for free !

In case you missed it, Game Informer’s reveal for The Elder Scrolls Online is now available as a free download.

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The Origins Of The Elder Scrolls Online – Features

Matt Firor has spent twenty years in the game industry thinking about and creating online games. Once a leading voice at Mythic Entertainment and a producer on the beloved MMO Dark Age of Camelot, Firor left that studio and began the monumental task of taking The Elder Scrolls series online. With Oblivion as a rough starting point, there were years of head-scratching and team-building. Check out the video below to learn how the game began, Bethesda Game Studio’s and Todd Howard’s involvement, and how the team is attempting to the make the MMO a comfortable transition for fans of the series.


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The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) General Article: Three-Faction PVP a la DAOC

Welcome to our first Elder Scrolls Online column at This feature kicks off a series that will follow the game all the way to launch and beyond. After the announcement last week we are just as excited as you guys to see what Zenimax has in store. Game Informer ran an amazing interview with Paul Sage, Creative Director on the project. Paul’s career goes all the way back to Ultima Online and he is a true veteran of the industry. One of the major points that Paul brings up in the interview is the three faction PvP system.  Being that the Elder Scrolls has never had official PvP in it, I thought this would be a great aspect of ESO to begin the column with.

About three quarters of the way through the interview Paul delivers what the three factions will be in the game. The Ebonheart Pact of Nord, Dark Elf, and Argonians has put aside any differences to band together. The Daggerfall Convanent which is run by commerce and profit has joined the Bretons with the Orcs and Redguard. The final faction of the Khajit, Bosmer (Wood Elves), and the Altmer (High Elves) join the fight to make the third faction in the game. Whew, just thinking of these races fighting is awesome, and it sounds like the team has a great backstory in line for the factioned PvP. But let’s talk about the mechanics.

Matt Firor is the Studio General Manager at ZeniMax Online, but he is also one of the people directly responsible for Dark Age of Camelot.  That team wrote the book on three-faction PvP. Many MMO players who came in under World of Warcraft or later may not have seen the amazing system that DAOC had in place. Recently, Guild Wars 2 has been making massive waves with their three server warfare system, which is the awesome stepchild of the DAOC system. This three-tiered idea was lost in World of Warcraft because the game decided to have two factions based on the RTS game. To be honest, most of WoW was not about the two factions at war. It came later, and is big part of the next expansion, seven years after launch. Unfortunately from 2005 to 2010 many of the MMOs followed WoW’s format. Thus the idea for three factions pitted against each other was lost.

Now in 2012 we see a host of games coming with this style of end game. Guild Wars 2, The Secret World, and Planetside 2 have all talked about their three-faction systems. Elder Scrolls Online has this system in place by some of the folks who invented it, which is really cool. The style is coming back into play and from Paul’s interview Elder Scrolls looks to have it built into the game from the beginning.  So these three factions look to be battling over Cyrodil itself. Paul also mentions that the impact of PvP will be felt throughout the game to all players via many different systems.


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The Challenge Of Elder Scrolls Online: An Interview With The Creative Director

Paul Sage is working on his dream project. As a rabid fan of the Elder Scrolls series, Paul finally has a chance to help craft the land of Tamriel. The only downside is that every other fan of the series is eager to critique his work. Game Informer’s Adam Biessener sat down with Paul Sage to talk about his past, how he plans to convert the Elder Scrolls that everybody knows and loves into an MMO, and how he plans on luring fans of the series into the competitive world of player versus player.


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