The Elder Scrolls is without a doubt one of the best and biggest gaming franchises of our generation. Elder Scrolls Online launched in 2014 but suffered just about every possible setback known to man. I personally thought the subscription model was doomed from the start and didn’t bother picking it up at all. It appears a lot of other people felt the same way because the game, well for lack of a better word, bombed.
I have a great deal of respect for the ESO team now that they have decided to make the game free to play while still being an MMO and I will be getting my hands on the game as soon as it releases. If more companies were to take a page out of ESO’s book by listening to the people who will actually be playing, gaming may start to get back on track!
Last week a video popped up showing some of what Tamriel has to offer and I have to say I am going to be counting down the days until it’s released.
What do you think about the new free to play model? Will you be picking it up on day one or are you happy to wait? As always let me know in the comments below or get at me on Twitter @pikalew
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, is the latest chapter in the award-winning franchise and brings the legendary experience online for the first time. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited includes all the great gameplay from the original PC/Mac game, plus all the updates and content additions. Players will make a one-time purchase of the game and play, without restrictions, for as much as they like – without game subscription fees.
Tamriel Unlimited will be supported with special, optional downloadable content available for purchase and an in-game Crown Store for convenience and customization items. In addition, Bethesda will offer ESO Plus™ to players who wish to pay a single monthly charge for a premium membership service, providing exclusive in-game bonuses, a monthly allotment of crowns to use in the store and access to all DLC game packs while a member.