There used to be a subscription fee required to play The Elder Scrolls Online, then it took an arrow to the knee.

It looks like your prayers to the nine divines of Tamriel have been answered as The Elder Scrolls Online drops its subscription fees. PC Gamer reports that ZeniMax Online Studios has re-branded its big MMORPG, The Elder Scrolls Online, and dropped the subscription fees it used to enforce in order to have you play. This means that The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited has been cut down to the level of Guild Wars 2 in terms of being free-to-play once you purchase the game. All past subscribers have been switched over to this new format as well. The decision to remove the subscription fees of The ESO was likely done in order to open the doors to returning adventures and to encourage more purchases of the core game itself. This MMORPG has joined the likes of The Lord of the Rings Online in terms of dropping its previous requirements. Of course, there's an ESO Plus membership available for those who'd like to pay money and have access to some premium content in the game.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of The Elder Scrolls Online are still set to launch on June 9, which will be 14 months after it launched on PC. Since its PC launch, the console versions of The ESO have been significantly delayed twice. By this rate, it's hard to tell whether or not PS4 and Xbox One gamers will still have an interest in the game, considering that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has already set shop on the PlayStation 4.

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