The Elder Scrolls Online trailer reveals first gameplay

"Elder Scrolls Online... everything you need about it is right in the name: it's Elder Scrolls but it's online," creative director Paul Sage says in a 9-minute video showing off the first gameplay snippets from ZeniMax's MMORPG. And indeed it certainly does seem to be so. Our John was not pleased with what he saw of TESO at E3, but does this pique your interest?

The Elder Scrolls takes place a thousand years before Skyrim, roaming all over the series' lands. Topics covered in the video include the lack of distinct servers, having no weapon or armour restrictions, perks like pets and vampirism, and PvP siege warfare raging across Cyrodiil.

With nine minutes of chatter, clearly there is a little more to say than recognising its name.

The first game developed by ZeniMax Online Studios, The Elder Scrolls Online is slated for release on PC and Mac in 2013, published by Bethesda Softworks. The possibility of a release on future consoles hasn't been ruled out, but don't hold your breath.

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