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Elder Scrolls Online gets confrontational in new trailer

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Let’s face facts, if you’re a fantasy RPG fan and you haven’t played Skyrim, you’ve been living under a rock for the last 5 years.

The Elder Scrolls epic has taken many twists and turns over its many guises and this June will see the release of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. Bethesda have taken the bold step to move from a subscription-based play model to a more traditional buy-to-play, which can only be a good thing.

This promises to be the biggest Elder Scrolls games to date and will include not only all the updates from the original PC/MAC release, but the Justice and Champion systems as well.

Micro-transactions can be made from within the game using the Crown Store, which I would presume would utilise Xbox Live credits for transactions, although I cannot find any confirmation of this at the moment.

Game Director, Matt Firor had this to say on the announcement,

“Our fans are our biggest inspiration and we’ve listened to the feedback on the entertainment experience they want. 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 we are confident that this is a game that Elder Scrolls fans will want 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 for the first time, to begin adventuring in The Edler Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.”

Just because it is now free to play, that doesn’t mean that you cannot pay an optional monthly fee for ESO Plus, a premium membership service providing in-game bonuses and a monthly allocation of Crowns to spend. This will also give members access to all DLC game packs while membership is still active. Think of it as a monthly Season Pass if you will, although again, how this will work on consoles is, as yet, not clear.

So, without further ado, the official launch date on Xbox One for this feast of adventuring will be the 9th of June.

To celebrate these announcements Bethesda have released the final cinematic trailer of four, have a look, bearing in mind, it’s not a gameplay trailer, and tell us if it whets your appetite for more adventuring.

Elder Scrolls Online: Imperial Edition Unboxing

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Zenimax Online Studios announced The Elder Scrolls Online: Imperial Edition last week, and today they are giving you a more in-depth look at what comes in the box.

The meat of the Imperial Edition is the nifty and scary looking Molag Bal statue. As well as the hefty 224 page guide to Tamriel. It also comes with some digital content that can only be unlocked by purchasing this edition.

Check out the unboxing down below:

The Elder Scrolls Online is coming out on the Xbox One in June 2014

The Elder Scrolls Online for Xbox One

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Bethesda Softworks has revealed that The Elder Scrolls Online is in development for the Xbox One and will launch in Spring 2014. The Elder Scrolls Online is the latest chapter of the award-winning franchise – and will bring the legendary experience online for the first time. Players can choose their own style of play as they embark upon an epic adventure across all of Tamriel, playing alone on a heroic quest as in previous Elder Scrolls games, exploring the huge, rich world with a few select friends, or playing with hundreds of others in massive PvP battles to save the Empire.

The Elder Scrolls Online will be the first Elder Scrolls title to be played online after nearly 20 years of offering the best-selling, award-winning fantasy role-playing games for single player only. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the most recent chapter of the Elder Scrolls story. Skyrim, was released in November 2011 and enjoyed worldwide critical and commercial success. As the follow-up 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 has already sold more than 20 million copies.

The Elder Scrolls Online, is being developed for the Xbox One by ZeniMax Online Studios – when a release date or more information is revealed, we’ll keep you updated.