Creative director Paul Sage talks about the experience in this The Elder Scrolls Online gameplay video from E3 2012. The world of Elder Scrolls just got a lot bigger by taking the adventure online in this E3 2012 video.
The focus is taking the experience of playing one of the Elder Scrolls games and sharing the experience with friends. If this is anything likeSkyrim, I can plan on spending most of my time playing The Elder Scrolls Online. At least this time I'll be able to play with people and not totally neglect human interaction.