You can’t have three-faction PvP without, well, three factions.
Game Informer’s got the skinny on The Elder Scrolls Online‘s three factions, each of which are made up of three of the nine races available in the game. They’ll all be fighting against the Imperials — the 10th race in Elder Scrolls lore — for control of Tamriel’s central province.
The Redguards, Bretons, and Orcs make up the Daggerfall Covenant, the lion faction on the TESO Ouroboros. It’s described as the most democratic of the three factions and is, in many ways, the most “civilized.”
The High Elves, Khajiit, and Wood Elves make up the Aldmeri Dominion, a predecessor to the villains of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Ruthless and xenophobic, Matt Firor sums them up pretty well when he explains their attitude as: “‘We’re going to kill everyone that isn’t us.”
Finally, there’s the Ebonheart Pact of Nords, Dark Elves, and Argonians. A recent invasion forced the three typically hostile races to band together, and they’ve kept their ties past the immediate crisis.
On the surface, there’s little more to link the three factions than geography, so it’ll be interesting to see where else ZeniMax takes them, lore-wise. Which faction sounds best to you?