The Elder Scrolls Online Xbox One release date and subscription model confirmed
Have you spent the last nine months craving new information on The Elder Scrolls Online? Well then, Bethesda is about to make you very happy.
TESO will finally arrive on 9 June 2015 for Xbox One – a full 12 months after it had been due to launch.
It will also no longer require a monthly subscription, instead a new virtual currency – dubbed Crowns – is being introduced to allow players to purchase “convenience and customization items for your characters, as well as services and content.” 500 crowns will be gifted to players initially, with the option to purchase more at an additional cost available.
If you’d rather, you can pay an optional membership fee that will grant you exclusive in-game bonuses, access to DLC and a reoccurring allotment of Crowns. A full list of what’s included in the TESO Plus package can be found on the official website.
The switch to free-to-play is welcomed, though you’ll still need an active Xbox Live Gold subscription to play.
How a fully fledged MMO fares on Xbox One – following the middling successes of Defiance, Phantasy Star Universe and Final Fantasy XI Online on Xbox 360 – is still an unknown, though we won’t have long to wait. June is just a few months away, after all.