The team working on The Elder Scrolls Online at developer ZeniMax Online seeks to keep the fan base interested in the coming MMO by answering a bunch of new questions about one of the three core game factions, the Daggerfall Covenant.In an extensive session, the team talks about the races that make it up and how they came to fight together despite their clear differences.
The faction joins the Redguards, the Orcs and the Bretons in an uneasy alliance based around south west Tamriel, with designs to expand its influence to the north and to the east.
ZeniMax Online states that, “The Ra Gada that brought the Yokudans to Tamriel began around 1E 800, approximately 2,700 years before ESO – so only the Elves are likely to still regard the Redguards as newcomers.”
Commenting on the relations between the Orcs and the other two races, the game creators add, “The clans that have joined the Daggerfall Covenant remember that period of recognition, and seek to revive it. The Bretons promised the Orcs could revive Orsinium unmolested, and that once the Covenant re-established the Empire, Orsinium would once again be an Imperial province.”
The Redguards and the Bretons are also happy to see the armies of the Orcs marching to war against the Imperial faction but also against the Aldmeri Dominion and the Ebonheart Pact.
ZeniMax Online also reveals that they have big plans for all areas of the game world, even the Alik’r Desert, which will feature giant scorpions and dune rippers for players to battle.
Bethesda has great hopes for The Elder Scrolls Online, which will use a free-to-play model and will allow players to explore almost all the areas they saw in previous games in the series and more.
The Elder Scrolls Online is set to arrive in 2013 exclusively on the PC.