Elder Scrolls Online opting for subscription model over F2P

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The Elder Scrolls Online will cost adventurous non-Dovahkiin $14.99/€12.99/£8.99 per month once it launches next year, ZeniMax Online general manager Matt Firor has told GameStar.

"Going with any other model meant that we would have to make sacrifices and changes we weren't willing to make," Firor said. "We'll talk about further discounts, etc. later, but for now, we are very happy to finally announce our model. It's very simple - you pay once per month after the first 30 days and the entire game is available to you."

Firor also said that folks can "expect some discounts if you buy multiple months at a time," and that gametime cards will also be available as a payment option. We're not super into gametime cards ourselves, but only because we had to go to a 7/11 to buy them, and invariably we'd end up buying Dr Pepper Slurpees and sacks of powdered donuts instead, and then our guild would kick us out.

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Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/08/21/elder-scrolls-online-opting-for-subscription-model-over-f2p/

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PerhapsPosted:

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd I'm out. Let's take a Blemish on the Elder Scroll Series and turn it into a wart. Awesome job, Marketing!

TauntzEPosted:

This is directed more towards the PC audience. If a quality MMO is to survive a subscription based payment system would be best for the long run as it will help develop new content. If it goes F2P then there will most likely be a "buy barrier." This will lead to pointless hours of grinding just to reach endgame/endgame gear content.

RaciPosted:

Who would want to pay that much to play this game ?

_BalePosted:

What a rip off, I would never pay that much for it..

Corn_DogPosted:

-Retro That's lame it should be like diablo where you buy the game and its free online.. I understand that when you pay monthly you will most likely play more but $15 a month adds up..


There is also going to be A LOT more content in this game than any diablo game (especially 3 :(....) but I would also much prefer free to play as well...

CinwaldPosted:

-Retro That's lame it should be like diablo where you buy the game and its free online.. I understand that when you pay monthly you will most likely play more but $15 a month adds up..


I totally agree with you.

-RetroPosted:

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Beet But Matt Firor also said that he will later talk about discounts. So they might have a 12 month $60 option.

Yeah I wouldn't mind something like that as much, I guess we will just have to wait till release. Hopefully it isn't a failure.

-RetroPosted:

That's lame it should be like diablo where you buy the game and its free online.. I understand that when you pay monthly you will most likely play more but $15 a month adds up..

NirelandPosted:

haha get fcked, there's no way I'm paying for this.

BeetPosted:

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Straighty180 i honestly don't think this will last long. they will either discount it or just make it free to play.


Carbvn Is this true for xbox too?


hopefully not :/


It probably is. Uusally its the same.


Not usually because there have not been any major MMOs on consoles. Plus the $15 per month is sort of standard for MMOs. Example World of Warcraft. NOT A BIG DEAL


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