Elder Scrolls Online: Developer Prevents Beta Info From Leaking; New Interactive Map Released

By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
November 24, 2013 8:35 pm Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:17 pm

The Elder Scrolls Online beta keys were recently handed out for this weekend’s test-a-thon, but developer ZeniMax’s intense Nondisclosure Agreement prevents users from leaking any information, screenshots, or video, according to a report. The company also recently released a new interactive map of the game world.

Cinema Blend suggested that the company’s Nondisclosure Agreement has largely prevented screenshots and YouTube video gameplay from being uploaded online. A quick search on YouTube shows that no new content about the beta has been put up in recent days.

Developer ZeniMax does not allow players to release information about “software, software code, designs, graphics, rules, playing strategies, artwork, visual depictions, plot, theme, settings, characters, characterizations, skills, emails, screenshots, marketing emails, marketing and promotional plans, current, future or proposed products or services of ZeniMax, written or printed documents, announcements or prereleases, product samples, artwork, graphics, promotional and/or marketing items), the Beta Trial forums and other private ZeniMax forums, business and/or trade secrets, testing protocols, processes, and standards relating to the Game and/or associated products or services of ZeniMax,” according to the website.

Cinema Blend says that participants cannot say if they are even in the beta test without facing potential legal action.

Recently, ZeniMax released a new map of Tamriel.

The map appears to be huge, meaning that there’s likely to be a lot of content offered when the game comes out in 2014. As the Escapist points out, the game world appears to be as big as the one in 1994’s “The Elder Scrolls: Arena” or “Daggerfall” in 1996.

Based on the popularity of the past two “Elder Scrolls” games, “The Elder Scrolls Online” is poised to be a likely hit. It will be released on Mac, Windows, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One sometime in 2014. The game also requires a $14.99 monthly subscription to play.