this is just me talking, but I don't believe that bethesda would postpone their 2013 release date.
they usually spend a lot of time to say a date, but rarelly misses it, so I believe that we will get the game before december 31 of 2013, even if barelly or with content blocked until a further patch or update.
How early are Beta's typically released prior to an official release? Several months to a year on average? I've read hints of an MMO coming out but this actually caught me by surprise. 2013 or even early 2014 just feels early for me.
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