Hot on the heels of a massive investment
from Providence Equity Partners in Bethesda-parent ZeniMax Media's newly opened MMO-focused studio
, word has reached us that the company has registered the domain name elderscrollsonline.com, throwing some weight behind the idea that Bethesda's popular RPG franchise could someday finally break free from its single player shackles and frolic the n00b-infested waters of the MMO.
It's true that many have often referred to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
as an MMO without all the stupid
. Still, the truth of the matter is that while we openly admit that The Elder Scrolls
works well as a setting for an immersive single player experience, the world itself is nothing short of generic. The last thing the gaming world needs is yet another tepid swords and sorcery MMO, and the idea of having to lead an intricately armored horse to the pond to drink once a month seems more apt to turn our stomachs rather than our wallets.