Next-gen console owners who were woried they'd have to pay extra to play The Elder Scrolls Online need not fret...As long as they're playing on PlayStation 4.
When Bethesda’s and ZeniMax’s highly-anticipated MMO The Elder Scrolls Online launches on the PlayStation 4, it will follow in a similar vein to other online multiplayer-centric games such as Warframe and Blacklight: Retribution in that it will not require a PlayStation Plus subscription to play. Xbox One players on the other hand won’t be so lucky.
In a new update on the official PlayStation Blog, TESO’s game director Matt Firor confirmed the game’s lack of a PlayStation Plus subscription though the game will retain its $14.99 per month base subscription model no matter which system it is played on. It looks like Xbox One players will be paying a little more than most however as the same agreement that was made between Sony and ZeniMax could not be made between ZeniMax and Microsoft. In addition to its base subscription cost, playing TESO on Xbox One will also require an active Xbox Gold subscription.
The Elder Scrolls Online is currently set to release on PC and Mac on April 4 with a later launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sometime in June. You can check out Firor’s full PlayStation Blog post here.