Thank the Nine, The Elder Scrolls Online Doesn't Require a PlayStation Plus Subscription
Posted by Joey Thurmond
But Xbox One fans may Fus Ro Dah in rage
There's next to no reason why you shouldn't benefit from the superfluous amount of free games and discounts that PlayStation Plus offers on a weekly basis, but if you're intending to purchase the subscription for the sake of playing The Elder Scrolls Online, hold on just one minute – Zenimax Online Studios has confirmed that signing up to Sony's popular service won't be necessary.
Over on the European PlayStation Blog earlier today, game director Mat Firor answered a series of selected questions asked by the community regarding the game. One of the first pondered whether you'd need two subscriptions to play the title, to which the developer responded: "A PlayStation Plus membership is not required to play The Elder Scrolls Online. PS4 players will only be required to pay the same monthly subscription associated with The Elder Scrolls Online that PC and Mac users will pay – nothing more."
However, this raised the question as to whether or not this will be the case with the Xbox One version of the game. Game Informer contacted Bethesda with this query, and a representative confirmed that "Xbox One users will need an Xbox Gold subscription". This may prove to be an inconvenience to some that planned on buying the Xbox One version but can't afford the premium service, so you could say that the MMO has a slight one-up in this area on Sony's console.
Other questions touched upon the game's servers, which will, much to the disappointment of many, be region-based, meaning that North American and European users will be split, for example. PC players will also be separated from the PS4 user base. To see more answers to more questions – including queries regarding the DualShock 4's touchpad integration – check out the PlayStation Blog.
Does The Elder Scrolls Online make you shout for joy with your Thu'um, or are you not interested in exploring the entirety of Tamriel this June? Do you think that the MMO will make for a good console port, and how do you feel about paying a monthly subscription for it? Band together and quest yourself silly in the comments section below.