Just when we thought monthly subscription costs were dissolving, Zenimax Online and Bethesda announced that in order to play Elder Scrolls Online, it will cost you a flat monthly fee.
The General Manager of Zenimax Online Matt Firor states, “We’re building a game with the freedom to play – alone or with your friends – as much as you want.
“A game with meaningful and consistent content – one packed with hundreds of hours of gameplay that can be experienced right away and one that will be supported with premium customer support.”
As you know, many people are not fond of monthly subscription fees, so it will be interesting to see if the game will head in the direction of the many other MMOs that had a recurring fee.
He goes on to say, “The Elder Scrolls games are all about allowing the player to go where they want, be who they want, and do what they want. We feel that putting pay gates between the player and content at any point in game ruins that feeling of freedom, and just having one small monthly fee for 100% access to the game fits the IP and the game much better than a system where you have to pay for features and access as you play.”
The monthly subscription cost will be $14.99/€12.99/£8.99, and players can also “expect some discounts if you buy multiple months at a time.”
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