E3 2013 Roundup: The Elder Scrolls Online

As indicated by early awards, E3 2013 was a great showing for The Elder Scrolls Online.

In a Day 1 hands-on preview, The Escapist’s Greg Tito told the world, “The Elder Scrolls Online Sucked Me in Instantly.” Here’s an excerpt:

“The world is just as rich and detailed as Skyrim, but the area around the town of Daggerfall was more akin to Oblivion in its temperate vegetation. Squirrels and rabbits hopped along in the grass, and the trees on the rocky paths through the fields seemed lifelike. On the high-end PC I played it on, the graphics looked great, but there’s no word on whether it will be just as good-looking on a middling or low end machine. Hopefully, the graphics scale well.”

There’s much more to come before ESO hits PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 next year. To tide you over, check out more E3 highlights…

Game Informer — “The Elder Scrolls Online is an undeniably pretty MMO, with great looking characters, monsters, and environments, and the established world of Tamriel should be an exciting place to explore. After finally getting some hands-on time with the game, I’m most enthusiastic about the combat mechanics, and the way they combine strategic use of powers with a decidedly action game feel.”

Massively — “This may sound like a dream to some people, but after playing some other games that seemed like long lost twins, I found that The Elder Scrolls Online was a good change of pace.”

Gamespot — Stage demo with creative director Paul Sage.

MMORPG — Interview with PvP lead Brian Wheeler.

PlayStation LifeStyle — “The Elder Scrolls Online is literally a massively multiplayer Skyrim and it’s looking to steal your life. Our time spent with this game impressed us so much that we awarded it with one of our Best of E3 awards.”

Machinima — Paul Sage returns for a stage demo with Team Machinima.

Kotaku – Seeing the game again, Stephen Totilo shares thoughts on how ESO finally looking like the online Elder Scrolls experience he was looking for… thanks to first-person combat!

IGN — Shown above, Marty Sliva (an MMO guy) and Caleb Lawson (TES fan) of IGN discuss the pleasure of going on a Daedric questline together while playing ESO. Declaring that the game “feels like Skyrim”.

For more E3 highlights, be sure to visit ElderScrollsOnline.com.

Magic Carpet Ride – E3 Awards & Nominations (Updated)

With E3 riding into the sunset, we’re beginning to see various sites announce their ‘Best of E3′ Awards. As you’ll see below, we’ve already received plenty of accolades for our 2013 lineup: The Elder Scrolls Online, The Evil Within, and Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Best award? The early nominee has to be winning ‘Best Overall Carpet of E3 2013′ from the always hilarious Yogscast. Scrub ahead to the 5:10 mark of the video above to watch Pete Hines graciously accepts the awards.

What awards and nominations have us feeling like we’re walking on air soft carpet? Check out the list below….

The Elder Scrolls Online

  • Game Critics Awards – Winner of ‘Best RPG’. Also nominated for ‘Best PC Game’ and ‘Best Online Multiplayer’.
  • IGN – Winner of ‘Best MMO’. Also nominated for ‘Best PlayStation 4 Game’, ‘Best PC Game’, and ‘Best MMO’
  • Game Informer — Winner of ‘Best MMO’
  • PC Gamer – ‘Most Valuable Game’ selection
  • Machinima — Nominated for ‘Best MMO’ and ‘Best Online Multiplayer’
  • Game Informer — ‘Best of E3′ Nominee
  • The Escapist – ‘We Love It’ award recipient
  • MMORPG — Winner of ‘Most Anticipated’
  • Digital Trends — Winner for ‘Best MMO’. Also nominated for ‘Best RPG’.
  • Neoseeker — Nominated for ‘Best RPG’ and ‘Best Online Game’
  • Destructoid– Nominated for ‘Best MMO’
  • GameFront — ‘Best of Show’ nominee
  • OXM – ‘Most Valuable Game’ selection
  • Gaming Excellence – Nominated for ‘Best MMO’, ‘Best RPG’, and ‘Best PC Exclusive’.
  • STFU & Play — Winner of ‘Best MMORPG’
  • WarCry — Winner of ‘Best MMO’
  • GamingTrend — Winner of ‘Best PC Game’
  • Nerdist — Winner of ‘Best MMO’

The Evil Within

  • Telegraph – Top 15 Games of E3
  • IGN — Nominated for ‘Best Xbox One Game’, ‘Best PlayStation 4 Game’, ‘Best Action Game’, and ‘Best New Franchise’.
  • PC Gamer – Best of E3 selection
  • Neoseeker — Winner for ‘Best Original Game’. Also nominated for ‘Best Action/Adventure Game’ and ‘Game of the Show’.
  • CV-Games — ‘Best of E3′ selection
  • Destructoid– nominated for ‘Best Action/Adventure Game’
  • Metro UK — ‘Best Non-Playable Game’ runner-up
  • OXM – ‘Most Valuable Game’ selection

Wolfenstein

  • IGN — nominated for ‘Best Shooter’
  • Neoseeker — nominated for ‘Best Action/Adventure Game’
  • Digital Trends — nominated for ‘Best Action/Adventure Game’
  • Destructoid– nominated for ‘Best Shooter’
  • GameFront — ‘Best of Show’ nominee
  • EGM — ‘Underappreciated Pick of the Show’ (Brooks Huber)
  • Metro UK — ‘Most Unexpectedely Good Game’ runner-up
  • PC Gamer — ‘Most Valuable Game’ selection

E3 2013: ESO Arriving on PlayStation 4, Xbox One!

The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and we’re celebrating with this new gameplay trailer! The Daedric Prince Molag Bal has stolen your soul and plots to destroy Tamriel. Gather your allies and find out if you can thwart his sinister plan as you explore the world of The Elder Scrolls Online in Spring 2014.

To learn more about The Elder Scrolls Online, visit the official site at http://elderscrollsonline.com. For announce details, read our recently released press release after the break.

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LIVE at E3: The Evil Within, Wolfenstein, and The Elder Scrolls Online

E3 week is here! With so much happening this week, we’ve attached the current schedule of when you can catch live interviews and presentations for The Elder Scrolls Online, The Evil Within, and Wolfenstein: The New Order

All times PST and subject to change. To get the latest during E3, be sure to follow @bethblog on Twitter.

The Elder Scrolls Online

Tuesday, June 11th

  • GameTrailers TV — 10:30am

Wednesday, June 12th

  • Revision3– 10 am
  • Machinima — 1 pm
  • Gamespot – 4:40 pm

Thursday, June 13th

  • IGN — 10:40 am
  • Twitch.TV — 11:25 am

The Evil Within

Monday, June 10th

  • GameTrailers TV — 11:25 pm

Tuesday, June 11th

  • Revision3 – 5 pm

Wednesday, June 12th

  • PlayStation — 10:30 am
  • IGN — 4 pm

Thursday, June 13th

  • Gamespot — 10 am
  • Twitch.TV — 12:45 pm
  • Machinima — 1:05 pm

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Monday, June 10th

  • GameTrailers TV — 12:45 pm

Tuesday, June 11th

  • Revision3– 2 pm

Wednesday, June 12th

  • PlayStation — 10:40 am
  • Gamespot — 11:40 am
  • IGN — 1:40 pm

Thursday, June 13th

  • Twitch.TV — 11:10 am
  • Machinima — 3:20 pm

Elder Scrolls Food Truck fast travels to E3 on Wednesday, June 12th

Not everyone can get into E3, but if you’re downtown and around the LA Convention Center on Wednesday, June 12th, you’ll have chance to visit our ESO Food Truck. Fans can cool off with Sugared Rootwine or Wintersbreath Treat ice cream mocktails, or feast upon the always-popular Pressed Eidarmelt — a pressed grilled cheese accompanied by dipping sauces created by finest taste alchemists of Tamriel.

Interested? Place a quest marker near the LACC’s West Hall Entrance (near the corner of Gilbert Lindsay & 12th), and stop by between 11 AM- 6:00 PM. The food is first come, first served — the earlier the better!

Stay tuned for plenty more E3 news, as we cover this year’s lineup: The Elder Scrolls Online, The Evil Within, and Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Pre-E3 Roundup: The Elder Scrolls Online

The Evil Within. Wolfenstein: The New Order. Now… The Elder Scrolls Online.

Below is a sampling of online coverage for ESO from our recent Pre-E3 showing.

Game Front – “There was a palpable sense of danger, as if a trap door had opened up and dropped me into a very dangerous level of a dungeon I was exploring, and I had to fight my way back out to the safety of the open world.

It was the kind of moment that I play games for. ”

Game Informer – “As you can tell by my impressions here, [The] Elder Scrolls Online’s storytelling has left an impact on me. I was more impressed with this brief quest chain than I ever was in my hundreds of hours playing World of Warcraft. Star Wars: The Old Republic’s waning community proves that players need more that good storylines to keep them engaged with an MMO, but I’m hopeful for [The] Elder Scrolls Online.”

Ten Ton Hammer – “The concept of public dungeons isn’t new by any means, but it may seem so to today’s modern gamer. It’s been a very long time since we’ve seen their implementation and I can’t wait to see their return in The Elder Scrolls Online. There’s nothing like the thrill of being in a knock-down-drag-out fight to the death deep in the bowels of some horrific dungeon and seeing a friendly adventurer come around the corner at just the right moment to turn the tide of battle.”

Massively – “Here’s the part that intrigued me: At no point did the gameplay experience resemble an MMO. Sure, players weren’t allowed to run rampant through NPC houses to steal everything in sight, and questing was still limited to “gather such item” or “talk to NPC B because NPC A doesn’t feel like walking 10 feet” (those NPCs can be lazy!), but venturing out into the world felt natural, as if I were in any other Elder Scrolls title. The world is still populated with points of interest that actually generate interest.”

Want more? Check out the full roundup at ElderScrollsOnline.com

ESO Roundup

On Wednesday we introduced the Wamasu, but that’s not the only ESO news this week!

ESO: Gathering and Exploration Video

ESO creative director Paul Sage describes how you’ll find useful, interesting items in every corner of Tamriel.

For more information about the game, visit http://elderscrollsonline.com. Other site highlights include:

ESO Roundup

Last week we opened the doors of Oblivion to the plane of Coldharbour, the realm of Molag Bal; but even more events are happening within the ever growing world of ESO.