Zenimax Online Studio’s The Elder Scrolls Online will not have the traditional first-person perspective, according to director Matt Firor.

“We are still working on the system, but as it stands now, we have first and third-person support, just like any other Elder Scrolls game,” Firor told Digital Spy.

“The only difference is that you don’t see your hands and weapons in first-person mode.

“The main difference here is that in an online RPG, enemies can spawn in a 360 degree radius around you, especially in PvP – so third-person view mode, if you use it, will give you far greater ability to see enemies behind you,” he added.

“In many situations, this will be the difference between living and not surviving a combat sequence.”

The Elder Scrolls Online is expected to launch on PC and Mac later this year. It is currently in closed invite-only beta but you can take your chances and sign up at their official website.

Source: Digital Spy