The Elder Scrolls Online drops mandatory subscription fees, heads to consoles this June

Gare – Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:20 PM
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In all honesty, this didn’t come as too big of a surprise, but here it is: The Elder Scrolls Online will no longer force you to pay a subscription fee to access the game. Instead, you’ll just have to buy it once – a la Guild Wars –, and then you’re in. In a fairly free-to-play-esque fashion, the game will also offer various additional downloadable content as well as vanity / convenience items that you’ll be able to buy in the game’s cash shop (called the Crown Store) with real money. You may (emphasis on “may”, as it’s all optional) still pay a monthly subscription in order to access all the DLC while you’re a member, as well as other benefits and some crowns to spend in the Crown Store.

The game, by the way, will now be called The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, and will be arriving on PC/Mac on March 17, as well as PS4 and Xbox One a bit later on June 9. It has also been confirmed that the game will indeed require a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription to be played on PS4 and Xbox One, respectively.

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