We've yet to see even a hint of gameplay for the newly announced Elder Scrolls Online
, but a good portion of the fan reaction to the news has been negative, according to a report at GamesIndustry.biz
The site says that many of the comments on Bethesda's
blog were filled with despair at the prospect of an online title gobbling up development resources or otherwise impacting one of gaming's most beloved single-player franchises. A Bethesda moderator even chimed in to calm down the angst-ridden faithful. "The teams working on these games are separate. Todd Howard's
team at BGS will keep doing the type of games they like making, and the ZeniMax Online
team will focus on MMO games like this newly announced title," the spokesman said.
ZeniMax is scheduled to release the game's first trailer at some point this morning.