Elder Scrolls Online invites sent for beta game

Fantasy gaming fanatics amped for the release of another title in the Elder Scrolls universe might want to check their email inboxes.
The developers behind the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls Online game, set for release in April, have distributed invites to gamers to try a beta version this week. (YouTube)

Fantasy gaming fanatics amped for the release of another title in the Elder Scrolls universe might want to check their email inboxes.

Developers behind The Elder Scrolls Online, the next MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) behemoth to drop from the popular series, have delivered a new round of beta invites to ring in the new year and bring players back to the land of Tamriel.

"It’s that time again! Get ready to check your email and see if you made it into The Elder Scrolls Online beta," a message from developers ZeniMax Online Studios read on the official website.

The announcement reminds wannabe players to be diligent and open up their spam folders, lest they miss out on an opportunity to try the beta version.

Invite recipients with email addresses registered on Gmail were also reminded to look into the "promotions" tab of their inboxes. Once they receive an invite, they can create an account and download the client.

Official game launches in April

The official launch date for The Elder Scrolls Online won't be until April 4, 2014, for Windows PC and Mac users. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will get their chance to pursue the throne in June.

ZeniMax promised that eager gamers disappointed not to have received an invite yet will have other opportunities to play the game, one of the most anticipated of 2014.

"If you don’t receive your invite today, don’t worry — you’ll have more chances to explore Tamriel before launch," the company said on its website.

The last instalment in the Elder Scrolls series, 2011's Skyrim, sold an estimated seven million units in its first week, according to gaming bloggers.

The Elder Scrolls Online will retail for $59.99 on all platforms, and monthly subscriptions after the first month will cost $14.99.

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