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The Elder Scrolls Online is going to hell—wait, I mean Oblivion

A short teaser trailer during the Game Awards gave us a glimpse of the next year-long adventure coming to The Elder Scrolls Online. After the past 12 months of Skyrim-themed quests, it looks like we're going back one game further for Gates of Oblivion.

The teaser opens with an Argonian sleeping on a bridge, perhaps a reference? Then it shifts over to an elven lady with a magic book who has a vision of Oblivion and the Daedric Prince called Mehrunes Dagon, who will presumably be the villain of the next set of expansions. It's not a lot to go on, to be honest.

We'll know more after Bethesda's global reveal event, which will be happening on their Twitch channel on January 21 at 2pm PST. Presumably that's January 21 of next year, though the trailer says "2020".

ZeniMax Online has promised that The Elder Scrolls Online will continue 'exactly as it was' following Microsoft's purchase of ZeniMax Media earlier this year.

Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.