Elder Scrolls Online launch date confirmed, beta still open

Fans of the Elder Scroll series can now start freeing their calendars for April for 2014's most anticipated MMO
Elder Scrolls Online

We already knew the Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) was coming next year but ZeniMax Online has finally announced the exact date: April 4, 2014. What's nice is that it will launch simultaneously for the PC and Mac, but console gamers will have to wait for June 2014 to visit the world of Tamriel.

Game director Matt Firor made the announcement on the official ESO website, in a love letter to fans who have been lapping up the news of the game's development.

Beta participation still possible

Firor thanked fans for their continued support, like braving three to four hour lines just to try the game out at various game conventions like PAX Prime and Gamescom.

He said that ESO had over 4 million beta signups, a number that is still increasing. 

"We hope that just about every one of you who have signed up for beta will get an invitation to play sometime between now and the weeks before launch," said Firor, hinting that the beta gates will still be open for quite a while yet.

ESO, a game based on Bethesda's Elder Scroll games, will follow a subscription model like the popular reigning MMO, World of Warcraft. The actual price of the game itself has yet to be announced though Amazon preorders have put it at US$59.96 (RM194) but subscription fees have been set at US$15 (RM48.53). 

With free-to-play MMOs currently being the flavour of the day, it will be interesting to see if ESO manages to stay afloat.

[Source: Elder Scrolls Online]