Rumor: Bethesda Developing Elder Scrolls MMO

Elder Scrolls MMO May Be Unveiled Soon

January 20, 2010 – According to court documents filed in the Interplay – Bethesda lawsuit, Bethesda has been developing an Elder Scrolls MMO for several years, and it could be near enough to its release to be revealed soon. The information, which Bethesda is reportedly fighting to have redacted from the court documents, was confirmed by a source close to VG247, who said the the MMO had been in development for three years. According to the source Bethesda has “close to 100 people” working on the project.

The Elder Scrolls, a highly popular, long-running RPG series set in the medieval world of Nirn, on the continent of Tamriel, was last seen in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the fourth game in the series. Oblivion has highly praised by critics for its huge, beautiful world, numerous storylines and quests to follow and highly-customizable protagonist.

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, which was released in1996, is notable for featuring the largest explorable world in gaming history, at 62,394 square miles (161,600 square kilometers).

An Elder Scrolls MMO would likely be a major hit due to the highly realized universe of The Elder Scrolls and a dedicated fanbase.

Source: Joystiq