The Elder Scrolls Online Drops Subscriptions, Console Versions Dated
Tamriel is going through some changes as ZeniMax has dropped its monthly subscription requirement for its premier MMORPG, which has been rebranded as The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
Bethesda Softworks has announced that The Elder Scrolls Online will no longer be requiring its monthly subscription fee. All players must do is purchase the original game and they are free to explore Tamriel as they would like. On top of this, ZeniMax Online Studios has finally revealed a launch date for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the MMORPG: June 9, 2015, which is a full year after when we were expecting the console versions in the first place.
In other words, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is pulling a Guild Wars, where you must purchase the full game in order to enjoy the MMORPG without worrying about a monthly subscription fee. Tamriel Unlimited will include everything from the original version of the game, but will have paid premium content available (via microtransactions) that will offer convenience and customization items.
Bethesda will offer ESO Plus to those who would still like to pay the monthly subscription fee that will give you an assortment of in-game bonuses, crowns to use at the game's stores and access to all of its DLC packs. Players with active subscriptions will be automatically enrolled into ESO Plus.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will officially start its subscription-free questing on March 17 for PC gamers and this June for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (hopefully). Stay tuned as we'll provide up-to-date coverage on The Elder Scrolls Online's console versions once more information is available.