The Elder Scrolls Online is exciting all sorts of gaming nerve endings in the lead-up to its release. It's apparently a deep, deep experience. But so will your pockets have to be.
The digital Standard Edition (from Bethesda) is priced at $59.99 (€54.99 / £49.99) while the digital Imperial Edition is priced at $79.99 (€79.99 / £69.99). The physical Standard Edition for PC/Mac will cost $59.99 (€54.99 / £49.99) and the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are priced at $59.99 (€69.99 / £59.99). The physical Imperial Edition will retail for $99.99 (€99.99 / £89.99) on all platforms. But then... a subscription fee beast must be defeated! Read on.
Says Bethesda, "Once players purchase the game, they will have unlimited access for the first 30 days and can continue beyond that with a subscription of $14.99/30 days (€12.99 / £8.99).
"The first 30 days begin at or after the official launch of the game when players select their preferred subscription plan. Subscription fees will only be charged after the first 30 days."
Stunning, no? In an age of F2P, stunning. The trailer does look good though... so, quality over freebie? Let's hope so.
Now watch the lovely video...