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The game director at Elder Scrolls Online developer ZeniMax Online Studios has announced that the MMO will follow a monthly subscription model.
In an interview with GameStar, Matt Firor, game director at ZeniMax Online Studios, confirmed that players will have unlimited access to the game for free for the first 30 days after you buy the game. At the end of that time, you'll pay $14.99 per month for the game.
"Charging a flat monthly (or subscription) fee means that we will offer players the game we set out to make, and the one that fans want to play," Firor said. "Going with any other model meant that we would have to make sacrifices and changes we weren't willing to make."
Firor also mentioned that the company would announce discount opportunities in the future, such as decreased per-month cost if you buy multiple months at a time.
Head over to GameStar for the full interview and more info.
[Source: GameStar via Gamespot]
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Won't get any players outside of your normal hardcore MMO crowd.
please be free to play!
well guess i wont be getting this game after all
Give them some time. It will go F2P. It is unavoidable, it is their destiny.
Doesn't surprise me. I'll still probably buy it and play for a few months but I'm not paying a subscription for more than a year.
I'm sorry, but that's too much for me. I was hoping for a one time payment kind of deal... It's a shame, cuz i really wanted to play it. Maybe in the future.
Well, there goes my reason for buying a ps4 this holiday season. I think I will wait a year or two for the system to drop in price before I give $400 for it and by then the games will be noticeably different from the previous generation in capabilities. The main reason for me to get a ps4 was this game, but if I have to pay $400 for the system plus ~$225 for the game ($60+$165)over the course of a year plus the playstation plus subscription to play it for another $60, well at $685, I think I'll stick to my ps3 thank you.
Well, guess I'm not playing it then.
A little disappointed, but can't really say I'd expect anything else. Oh well, at least they'll have income to keep the game great and continually upkeep it.
This killed off most of my interest in this game.
Boo. I don't like this idea since Scrolls Online is coming to console and 60 plus 15 per month plus another 60 for Xbox Live. I think i will wait a few months before they drop the fee or go free to play.