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So I read a rumor that Bethesda and ZeniMax Media are getting ready to reveal on a long-rumored Elder Scrolls MMO, possibly as soon as May.

According to a report from Tom’s Guide, “inside sources” claim that the Elder Scrolls MMO, apparently titled Elder Scrolls Online, will take place “a full millennium” before the events of Skyrim, putting it in or around the “Second Era” in Elder Scrolls lore.

The report goes on to say that Elder Scrolls Online will have three playable factions, each represented by the insignia of a lion, a dragon, and some sort of a bird of prey. Specifics on possibly races involved with the three factions weren’t shared.

The site adds that Elder Scrolls Online will likely be shown alongside Doom 4, and the two games will likely be on the show floor at this year’s E3. Subsequent showings are said to take place around this year’s QuakeCon, which takes place after E3 in August.

Tom’s Guide points out:

The fact that ZeniMax and Bethesda are working on an MMO is hardly a secret, as related job postings have been on ZeniMax’s website for quite some time now. What remained unknown until now was the universe in which this MMO would take place. While some were certainly hoping for a Fallout MMO of some sort – a game that ZeniMax and Bethesda control the publishing rights for – that is not to be the case.

I think this game would be really cool, I am still playing my first MMO called Rift and would love for an MMO like Skyrim to be released. It would be really cool if it were like Fallout but that will not happen due to licensing issues that will probably never get sorted out. I would also love if there were to ever be a Call of Duty MMO, that would be badass.