ZeniMax Begins Elder Scrolls Online Beta Signups

It’s (almost) time for you to get your hands on The Elder Scrolls Online.

ZeniMax Online Studios today started taking signups for The Elder Scrolls Online beta, opening up the floodgates for thousands of gamers to experience, first-hand, an MMORPG set in the popular Elder Scrolls universe.

[quote]You can now officially sign up for The Elder Scrolls Online beta program starting today. If selected, you will be one of the first people to embark upon the newest Elder Scrolls adventure, and help us beta test The Elder Scrolls Online. Please be aware that this is just beta sign-ups. Once our first beta test begins, we’ll make sure everyone knows—watch our official website, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter for an announcement about the first round of invites.

Thank you all for your enthusiastic support. We’re thrilled to share this very important day with you.[/quote]

But let’s be honest — MMO betas are only a little bit about actually testing the game, for most people. Chances are, you’ll be checking the game out to — well, check the game out. Do you think you’ll get much “testing” done, or will you just be in the game to try it out and see if you’ll want to spend money on it later?

In any case, you can expect that the GameBreaker crew will be in the beta and that we’ll talk about — well, whatever we can talk about. Which, being a closed beta, probably won’t be much at this point. Remember the first rule of TESO beta…

The Elder Scrolls Online was originally announced last May 3 and has been met by gamers with both eager anticipation and wary trepidation. ZeniMax insists the game will be ready by the end of the year, and it won the GameBreaker Award for most anticipated MMO of 2013.