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The Elder Scrolls Online

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  • Studio: Bethesda Softworks, Zenimax Online Studios
  • Consoles: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
  • Price: $60
  • Release date: April 4, 2014 (PC), June 30, 2014 (Xbox One, Playstation 4)

For 20 years, The Elder Scrolls games have provided console and PC gamers with massive storylines to explore with each blockbuster release. Given that a single game could captivate players for 80 hours or more, Zenimax Online Studios has upped the ante with the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game set in this fantasy universe.

Spanning locations from previous games such as Tamriel, Skyrim, Daggerfall, and Morrowind, players will create a character and embark on an epic role-playing experience. The entire game takes place on one massive server, which opens up new connected options for players embarking on solo quests. Alliances will be forged, opening up massive battles with hundreds of players on screen at once battling for one of three factions within the game. The Elder Scrolls games have managed to appeal to both a mainstream audience and core gamers over the years with gameplay that allows players to explore at their own pace and immerse themselves in the rich mythology. This game takes those trademarks online, creating a world that will continue to live on. This brand is one of very few that has the potential to take on Blizzard's World of Warcraft, and win.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 30 2013 04:25 PM ET
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