Nick Konkle, lead gameplay and combat designer for The Elder Scrolls Online, has said the MMO's being designed in order to be "accessible to anyone".
Speaking to CVG in a video interview, Konkle said not only will it be accessible, it will also be an action-packed, tactical experience.
"I think what you are going to find is both the Elder Scrolls lore that you're familiar with, but really brought into a new setting," he said. "You should be really comfortable with what you find there.
"It's a game that's accessible to anyone. It isn't the slower paced combat from the previous generation of MMOs. We've really tried to make it feel responsive, tactical, and action-packed, which is what I think a Skyrim player might expect from this type of game."
TESO is slated for release on PC and Mac sometime during 2013.
You can catch the entire video interview below.