PSA: The Elder Scrolls Online now available, hours ahead of schedule

Bethesda has a surprise for players that just couldn't stand to wait another minute for The Elder Scrolls Online. The game is available right now on PC, hours before its scheduled release.

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Bethesda has a surprise for players that just couldn't stand to wait another minute for The Elder Scrolls Online. The game is available right now on PC, hours before its scheduled release.

Bethesda posted the announcement on Twitter. The publisher had announced earlier in the day that it would bring down servers in anticipation of the game's launch. Over 5 million players participated in the ESO beta and Bethesda detailed some of the more notable stats to come from that period.

Those interested can pick up either the Standard Edition or Digital Imperial Edition here.

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    April 3, 2014 4:20 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, PSA: The Elder Scrolls Online now available, hours ahead of schedule.

    Bethesda has a surprise for players that just couldn't stand to wait another minute for The Elder Scrolls Online. The game is available right now on PC, hours before its scheduled release.

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      April 3, 2014 5:23 PM

      I am tempted. But I know I shouldn't. I was tempted for GW2, TSW, Rift, Wow. I played them, and all MMO's for like 5 days and then get bored. Perhaps I should learn my lesson.

      so tempted.....

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        April 3, 2014 7:43 PM

        Hold out for F2P. I'm tempted too, but I know I will lose interest after 2 weeks, and fuck paying $15 a month.

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          April 4, 2014 6:19 AM

          I lost interest one day into a 2 day free beta, yikes.

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            April 4, 2014 6:38 AM

            yeah. i played for about 2 hours and then the thought of playing it again the next day was not the least bit appealing. to each their own, i guess, but it's really not something i'm jumping at the chance to play again... especially for $60 + $15/month.

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              April 4, 2014 6:49 AM

              Yeah, for now I just started playing Skyrim again. Lol. I love this game.

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                April 4, 2014 7:03 AM

                i know!! ESO made me say "i think i'll just go play more Skyrim". it'd be nice to have a few dudes to quest with, but i don't need it to be an MMO.

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                  April 4, 2014 7:10 AM

                  If ESO didn't have a sub I would be all over it. But I'm not paying 15/mo. I simply don't have enough time to game that much, so it would be wasted most months.

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                    April 4, 2014 7:13 AM

                    Also I totally agree. I would want to see human players once and a while. Not have hordes of them everywhere aka MMOs.

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                      April 4, 2014 7:33 AM

                      I've been enjoying it so far. I preordered so I have had it for a week... the game really opens up after the initial tutorial islands... and those are skipable now if you just want to start wondering around and bumping into quests. I thought the intro islands were very well done and at least the ones for the Daggerfall Covenant had great characters you got to know and an interesting moral choice at the end... all and all better storytelling than most of the single player TES games. (Which I love)

                      It's just a week in so who knows if it will hold up but so far I think it's the most solid fantasy MMO I have played. I think both the combat and advancement is a lot like TSW which is my favorite MMO... me and like 4 other people...

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                        April 4, 2014 9:00 AM

                        Yeah, I mean, it looks amazing. I would love to play it, but...dat sub.