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Elder Scrolls Online gameplay joy at PAX East 2013

We have some good news for those of you who have been keeping an eye on updates for the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls Online game. The title is not due out until the end of 2013, but we now have a confirmation that the first playable build of the game will be coming at the PAX East 2013 expo, which kicks off between March 22 and March 24.

This year’s event will be held in Boston and it now means that lucky attendees will have the chance to play The Elder Scrolls Online for the very first time at the end of this week – just days away! Considering that the game was only announced in May last year and the development time needed for such a MMORPG of this scope, we’re pleasantly surprised that Zenimax Online Studios have already got a playable build together in under a year.

Unfortunately, tickets appear to be completely sold out already for the event, with users having to pay $35 up to $70 for one day or three day badge pass for the big shindig. If you already have your pass waiting, you’ll be able to sample Elder Scrolls Online before anyone else, but also take part in a variety of other activities as well, including game tournaments and competitions.

Additionally, Bethesda has said that they’ll be holding a Tamriel Beer Garden event as well just to top everything off. An Elder Scrolls-esque flyer teased on Bethesda’s Blog states that Tamriel brews will be served throughout the event, with local merchants selling various wares and gambling activities possible as well.

It looks like great fun and an ideal place to talk about the gameplay that attendees have just witnessed for the first time – we wish we were going. With the rumored ‘Redguard’ DLC still not official for Skyrim, how much of a priority are you giving The Elder Scrolls Online?

Is it a game that you are definitely buying, or are you worried about high subscription costs each month?



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