Bethesda & ZeniMax Online Studios have announced The Elder Scrolls Online beta testing starts with beta program sign-ups this week!
When will the first round of the beta begin? The answer doesn’t confirm a date. To quote:
“If selected, you will be one of the first people to embark upon the newest Elder Scrolls adventure, and help us beta test The Elder Scrolls Online. Please be aware that this is just beta sign-ups. The first beta test will begin soon—watch our official website, Facebook, and Twitter for an announcement about the first round of invites.”
Update: We have The Elder Scrolls Online Beta release date!
“Invitations to the general public for the first round of beta events will be sent around the end of March. We’ll post notifications on our website and social media channels whenever we send a batch of invitations. When we do, check the e-mail address you used to register for the beta. If you’ve been selected, you’ll receive an invitation with instructions.”
What can you do in the beta? Here’s what it is about:
“Tamriel is at war. Three alliances — the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact — square off for control of The Imperial City.
The time to vow your allegiance is swiftly approaching, as the official sign-up for The Elder Scrolls Online beta program begins today. If selected, you will be one of the first people to embark upon the newest Elder Scrolls adventure, and help us beta test The Elder Scrolls Online.
Now is the time for future members of the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact to rally and show your support!”
To celebrate the opening of the beta sign-ups, an The Elder Scrolls Online “The Alliances” cinematic trailer has been released. Watch it here:
Next, we have the first video of The Elder Scrolls Online — a documentary-style introduction to the game, presented by members of The Elder Scrolls Online Development Team. This video covers the basics of ESO, including a first look at the game’s Elder Scrolls-style combat system, massive PvP battles, Megaserver technology, exploration-based content, and much more.
An introduction to The Elder Scrolls Online:
The Elder Scrolls Online is set for release sometime in 2013 for PC and Mac.