One of the most common complaints about Skyrim was that it had no multiplayer to speak of, and for those out there that might remember back in time that was also a complaint of Oblivion as well as Morrowind –even though almost no one even remembers that game. It turns out that Bethesda, the people that make the Elder Scrolls games, have announced that their next project in that universe is going to be an MMO for the PC and Mac. From the information that I am currently seeing there is no release date that has been brought up, but considering how long it normally is after they announce one of their projects, do not hold your breath for this to be out any time soon.
Personally, I have almost no interest in an Elder Scrolls game where I have to interact with other human beings. The thought of anyone watering down the world that Elder Scrolls takes place in is kind of depressing, the entire point of playing it – for me—has been that my actions throughout the world change people’s lives and how they go about their daily business. Adding other people it there would wreck the illusion. That said, it isn’t like half the NPC’s in the game even react differently to you when you are a leader of all three guilds and killed all of the dragons.
Source: Gamasutra (via next month’s Game Informer cover)