You may have to pay that monthly fee, but that's it.
Many have been asking a pertinent question concerning upcoming MMOs for the PlayStation 4: "Will I need a Plus subscription to play?" Well, at least as far as The Elder Scrolls Online is concerned, the answer is "no."
ZeniMax Online Studios game director Matt Firor answered this question over at the Euro PlayStation Blog :
"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."
A Plus subscription costs $49.99 per year and it's required for PS4 owners to play games online. However, it won't be needed in this particular case, so that's good news. It also means Sony's machine once again has a leg up on the competition, as Bethesda is still "pushing" Microsoft to remove the need for Xbox One owners to have an Xbox Live Gold account. Until they do, the PS4 version looks a little more attractive.
Of course, considering that many gamers view Plus as mandatory, anyway, I imagine most people who intend to purchase The Elder Scrolls Online already are members. Still, it's worth acknowledging. By the way, you'll get a 30-day subscription when you first pick up the anticipated MMO, but it'll cost you $14.99 (€12.99/£8.99) a month if you intend to keep playing.
Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls Online
Love Elder Scrolls, not paying a dime for this.
I wonder how long it will be before the next actual game.
I'm with you World, but I still feel torn because I really enjoyed TES games.
I'll play it since I enjoyed the beta when I played it. Basically plays like Skyrim but with more players. But then again there's already a multiplayer mod for the PC version.
Last edited by Geobaldi on 1/29/2014 1:09:57 AM
I heard that it's like an old school mmo where it's not an open world but more linear? Is that true? I've seen gameplay and it seemed open like Skyrim of Oblivion however I didn't see a lot.
Breaks my heart but there's just no way I'm paying that kind of money. Elder Scrolls games take YEARS to fully explore. I'm not paying hundreds upon hundreds of dollars for that experience, and I especially loathe the idea that if I ever shut it down, I have to pay to jump back in even for a few minutes. Just not happening.
Indeed, sir. My cousin and I spent a couple days theorizing the future of the TES games and so now, naturally, I'm already salivating for the next entry. That is not a ****ing MMO.
I hate the monthly fee, but being able to play what is essentially skyrim with my friends is awful tempting.
I don't have a desire for mixing it up with thousands of random people, but from the descriptions I've read it sounds as if you can party with your friends alone.
I'm really torn on this one.
Not planning on playing this but wow that's freaking awesome for some people.
not bad at all.. not required to have PS+. is a PLUS =)
I wish they made a Fallout Online instead. :/
You provably don't want that.
Fallen Earth is about as close as we'll probably get to that anytime soon. Though I'm not entirely sure I want to play Fallout with other people. Not once during any of the games in the Fallout series was I saying "I wish I could play with friends." A lot of the Elder Scroll games, on the other hand, I was.
I'd love to play in the Fallout universe with friends. This world is just a perfect anarchistic framework for smaller clans to live, fight and thrive in.
To find an abandoned underground cave ala that fight club in Fallout:NV and have that as guild HQ? Hell yeah!
But the game would have to be large. Like, reeeally large. One must be able to embark on a lone travel (eventually as a small group) through uncharted land for hours if we like. It has to be barren and lonely and all that.
But yeah… I'd love to see a Fallout mmo.
Last edited by Beamboom on 1/30/2014 6:22:43 AM
silly really because im sure nearly all ps4 owners use ps plus so will be paying a fee on top of that to play