Well, this took me by surprise (and I'm sure most gamers out there) but Bethesda has released the Elder Scrolls Online hours ahead of its scheduled April 4 release date!

How weird is that? An MMO has released ahead of schedule and, as far as I've been able to tell, has been incredibly stable so far. Sure, if you pre-ordered a physical copy of the game you will still have to wait until tomorrow to pick it up. Those who ordered digitally can get started right away.

The review embargo for the game lifts tonight at midnight (ET). I have an early "review" type of video planned but as is the case with most MMOs, it's incredibly hard to assign a final review score to games of this magnitude.