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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MortarPosted:

I think the price is reasonable as I am sure you will be paying for a lot of great features. The price is comparable to that of World of Warcraft, and there are a huge amount of subscribers. It will be good to see what sort of discounts will be offered in the future, perhaps discounted 12 month subscription packages.

LWTPosted:

that's kindof expensive fo a pc game. def not going to pay that.

KatsumiPosted:

Impossibility hoping it was going to be free to play


It was the same case with me, i am personally disappointed that they went with a monthly subscription

ImpossibilityPosted:

hoping it was going to be free to play

DisequalityPosted:

I was looking extremely forward to this as a F2P not a pay to play D:

KatsumiPosted:

lilrichard22
Katsumi
Raci Who would want to pay that much to play this game ?


I don't really see a problem with the game charging a subscription fee that high, i would much prefer it to be a buy to play game though


"FREE to play", but only if you pay. It's also going to cost more for Xbox 360, One, and PS4 as you have to pay for Xbox Live or Playstation+ to play online. Not everyone is made of money.


I did say that i would rather have it buy to play over anything else, meaning that you pay once and there are no additional fees. But when also putting the costs of Xbox Live and PS+ Into the equation the cost is pretty ridiculous

Michael1321Posted:

Screw paying that money for a game that we were all believed would be F2P

WageringPosted:

That's more than Gold on Xbox!

lilrichard22Posted:

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


I don't really see a problem with the game charging a subscription fee that high, i would much prefer it to be a buy to play game though


"FREE to play", but only if you pay. It's also going to cost more for Xbox 360, One, and PS4 as you have to pay for Xbox Live or Playstation+ to play online. Not everyone is made of money.

KatsumiPosted:

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


I don't really see a problem with the game charging a subscription fee that high, i would much prefer it to be a buy to play game though


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