Elder Scrolls Online beta sign-ups open, new trailer live

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 15:02 GMT By Dave Cook

The Elder Scrolls Online beta sign-ups are now open, giving players a chance to register their interest in Bethesda’s sprawling MMORPG. CGI troupe Blur – of Dishonored trailer fame – have created a new trailer to mark the occasion. You can watch it and get beta sign-up details below.

First up, here’s the trailer:

Lovely isn’t it?

To sign up for The Elder Scrolls Online beta, simply fast-travel over to the official Elder Scrolls site.

Bethesda will select registered users to be inducted into the game’s beta – which is yet to be dated – and notify them of their successful entry. We’ll update once we know more about when the beta phase is kicking off.

Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online said of the beta announcement, “We’re really excited to get the game into players’ hands. We receive invaluable feedback through the beta process, and that helps us ensure that the game will be one of the best online gaming experiences ever offered – one worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.”

Set in one persistent world, The Elder Scrolls Online will play home to many familiar factions from across the series. Bethesda released a trailer that showed the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact at war, along with insight from the developer. Watch it here.

What’s your opinion on the game so far? Do the bright visuals belie the tone of the core Elder Scroll titles, or does it appear to be shaping up nicely? Let us know what you think below.