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Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited dated for console; Subscription frees removed


Bethedsa has at last announced a release date for Elder Scrolls Online for PS4 and Xbox One, as well as revealing news on the removal of the subscription fee.



The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, will release worldwide on 9th June, 2015 for the PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One, meaning that for the first time in history, players will explore the legendary world of Tamriel with their friends on console.

Bethedsa has also announced that The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited players will no longer be required to pay a monthly game subscription for extended play. Players will make a one-time purchase of the game and can then enjoy hundreds of hours of content without the requirement of a monthly game subscription fee when The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited becomes available on console in June and beginning 17th March for PC/Mac players.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited includes all the great gameplay from the original PC/Mac game, plus all the updates and content additions, including the new Justice and Champion systems. All existing PC/Mac game accounts, open or closed, will be updated to the Tamriel Unlimited edition in March and former players will be invited back to the game at that time to experience all that is new in the world. New players will make a one-time purchase of the game and play, without restrictions, for as long as they like - without game subscription fees. Tamriel Unlimited will be supported with special, optional downloadable content available for purchase and an in-game Crown Store for convenience and customization items. Regular updates and new gameplay will be offered to all players to enjoy free of additional charges.

In addition, Bethesda will offer ESO Plus to players who wish to pay a single monthly charge for a premium membership service, providing exclusive in-game bonuses, a monthly allotment of crowns to use in the store and access to all DLC game packs while a member. PC/Mac players with active subscriptions on 17th March will be automatically enrolled into ESO Plus and begin enjoying its membership privileges.

“Our fans are our biggest inspiration, and we’ve listened to their feedback on the entertainment experience they want,” said Matt Firor, Game Director of The Elder Scrolls Online. “We know that Elder Scrolls fans want choice when it comes to how they play and how they pay, and that is what they will get. We have made numerous changes to the game over the past year, and are confident this is a game that Elder Scrolls fans will love to play. Players can explore Tamriel with friends, battle creatures, craft, fish, steal, or siege. The choice is theirs. The game offers hundreds of hours of gameplay with unlimited adventures with one single game purchase. We can’t wait for everyone, whether they’ve played before or will be experiencing it for the first time, to begin adventuring in The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.”

Edited On 21 Jan, 2015

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Kwan 2 years ago
Ah so it's not free to play but you do have to purchase the game. I wasn't planning to play it myself, would rather go back to FFXIV. Really cool how this will be cross platform play though!
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FeedTheOcelot 2 years ago
No subscription fees but just how many micro transactions will there be
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superniceguy 2 years ago
It will have as many micro transactions as you want. The game is a MMO with constant monthly fees, so to expect not to pay anything at all in these games is unreasonable. Where it does get cheeky is if you opt to sub for ESO plus, and still have to pay for micro transactions, as they should be included with the sub. In games like Star Trek Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Star Wars The Old Republic, you can play the game and buy the micro transactions with in game currency.
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
im happy picking it up and not paying a penny afterwards, im not into pay to win
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JoeToots 2 years ago
The big mistake a lot of people will do with this game is go into it expecting it to feel like your typical TES game.
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superniceguy 2 years ago
MMOs are not generally P2W like single player games, as they constantly get updated and maintained with expected time frame of about 10 years. They just add things like XP boosts because they can. In SWTOR they reduced the XP gain for free to play, so with that game it is NP2L (Not pay to lose), as when it was a monthly sub only everyone had the same increased XP gain. Dead Space 3 and Assassins Creed giving resource packs for DLC is P2W, as is completely unnecessary, but MMOs need the money to stay alive for te long term. Forza Motorsport 5 was only released a year or so ago, and will soon be made redundant with FM6, when the new cars from FM6 could have possibly been added as DLC to FM5, so instead of paying up to a tenner, you are now paying another £40 odd, or £60 for another car pass etc to a new game, and starting all over again. Micro transactions for more gameplay = good, micro transactions for xp boosts or resource packs etc = bad when you should be able to get these by playing game.
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superniceguy 2 years ago
I am not expecting it to be like TES game, as I have not properly played any TES game yet!
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John 2 years ago
So they've basically done what Bioware have done with Star Wars The Old Republic, the base game will be f2p and certain things like raids and special weapons etc will probably have to be paid for with in game currency or something. Its a clever way for MMO's nowadays, cos most MMO's are so sucky that they don't deserve to be paid for on a permanent basis. Plus not all people who play MMO's care about Raids/Dungeons/Alliance based things and Endgame so it will bring them more players online in the long run. Clever idea from Bethesda's POV.
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superniceguy 2 years ago
It is not F2P like SWTOR, it is B2P like Guild Wars 2. F2P= no need to buy the base game and can just download game and play free until you need to pay something, B2P= Buy game but has no subscription, and micro transactions are not usually so bad. I will probably not get this on console unless they do a beta and I can see how it controls, as I played Neverwinter beta on Xbox ONE at the weekend, and playing on console with controller is just weird. There was a special attack move that gets built up as you play and I could not figure out how to use it, I may play through with another character and see if I missed the instruction, but could not see anything in the chat window like previous instructions. On PC you just click on the buttons in the toolbar.

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