PlayStation Plus Not Necessary for Elder Scrolls Online

It’s no secret that The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda’s upcoming MMORPG, is going to have a monthly subscription fee. But there’s always a silver lining (at least so I’m told). Today, PS4 users learned that they won’t need a PlayStation Plus account to get in on the massively multiplayer action.

Sony’s premium service, PlayStation Plus, is required to play most PS4 games online. Like Microsoft’s Xbox Live, PlayStation Plus has its own (not insubstantial) subscription fee. Which is why, according to Matt Firor, the director of 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.

Director Matt Firor also revealed in his post on the PlayStation Blog that PS4 players will be on a different server than their PC and Mac counterparts. He answered a whole bunch of other questions, too, so if you’re a PS4-using Elder Scrolls fan, I recommend checking them out in today’s post.

No word yet on whether Xbox One users will still be required to have an Xbox Live subscription in order to play The Elder Scrolls Online, well, online. I’ve got a hunch, though, given Microsoft’s kinda douchey business model as of late. It’s unsubstantiated, and most certainly biased, but I suspect that yes, Xbox One users will end up having to pay for both subscriptions. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

The Elder Scrolls Online is scheduled for release on consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) in June of this year. And it’s pretty much guaranteed to be buggy as heck. As a massive Bethesda fangirl, I mean that in the nicest, most loving way possible!

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