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The Elder Scrolls Online gets gameplay trailer and release date

Bethesda's Elder Scrolls MMO will be out in April for PC and Mac with next-gen console versions to follow.

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The much anticipated Elder Scrolls massively multiplayer online (MMO) from Bethesda has finally got a release date and a new gameplay trailer to go with it.

The Elder Scrolls Online will land on PC and Mac on 4 April 2014, with both a PS4 and an Xbox One version coming later in an unspecified part of June.

The trailer — War in Cyrodill — highlights some basic gameplay elements but also looks at the massive PvP battles, allowing hundreds of players to battle together.

Beta testing is continuing and, if you've been wondering where your invite is, game director Matt Firor had this to say in a blog post:

As some of you know, we've been in beta testing for about a year now, leading up to our most recent test in late November where we had over 300,000 people in the game over a 48-hour period. We've had approximately 4 million people sign up for beta, and that number continues to grow. We hope that just about every one of you who have signed up for beta will get an invitation to play sometime between now and the weeks before launch.