Subscription based MMO’s always cause some form of controversy these days, around whether or not you should have to pay monthly to a game you’ve already paid full price for. Very often however, subscription based MMO’s can be of much higher quality than free titles. But with titles such as the Elder Scrolls Online being released for the next gen consoles, players face another problem in the form of the added subscription to either Playstation Plus or Xbox Live Gold.
Bethesda has now confirmed however, that the Elder Scrolls Online will not require a Playstation Plus subscription to play. Speaking on the Playstation Blog, game director Matt Firor said:
A PlayStation Plus membership is not required to play The Elder Scrolls Online. PS4 players will only be required to pay the same monthly subscription associated with The Elder Scrolls Online that PC and Mac users will pay — nothing more.
So what about Xbox One users? Well so far players will still need to pay the Xbox Live Gold subscription cost on top of the game subscription. Bethesda have said that they are in talks with Microsoft and are pushing them to drop the subscription but for now at least, Microsoft have said it’s not possible.
Also today, in a leaked image on Amazon that has since been removed, came our first glimpse at what may be the Collectors Edition for the game. So far Bethesda have released no official details about a Collectors Edition, but the image on Amazon showed an Imperial Edition for the PS4. This Edition comes with a 12-inch Daedric statue, an artbook and map. Also included are in-game items in the form of a white Imperial horse, a mudcrab pet, a pair of Rings of Mara and the ability to play as the Imperial race, regardless of Alliance.
The Elder Scrolls Online will launch will launch on April 4th for the PC, and then later in June for the PS4 and Xbox One.
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