The Elder Scrolls Online [we give it 8 out of 10] spent a year recouping MMO development costs the old-fashioned way: With paid subscriptions on PC. But now the house that published the masterful Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim is taking its Elder Scrolls Everything to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Rarely do consoles get MMOs of this scope and scale. Rechristening itself The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, it becomes the first pay-for-it-once MMO on both platforms (DC Universe Online on PS4 and Neverwinter on Xbox One are both MMOs proper, but use the free-to-play model with no up-front purchase).
This video is a primer for those of us—myself included—that never dipped into TESO on PC. You can travel to all nine of Tamriel's provinces; visit merchants, guilds, banks, and taverns; hunt, fish, and cook; collect resources, weapons, and artifacts; and do it all while fighting off monsters and men in dungeons and remote corners of Tamriel. Make friends and war for the Ruby Throne!
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will retail for $59.99 and have an optional premium subscription. An Xbox Live subscription is required to play it on Xbox One; PlayStation Plus isn't required to play it on PS4. TESO:TU launches on PS4 and Xbox One on June 9.
We've just released the final installment in our This is The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited video series. This series offers insight into the vast world of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited—which is available now on PC/Mac and arriving on console June 9th.
This third video, Exploring Tamriel, highlights the game's expansive world. From hunting the forces of Molag Bal, to gathering natural resources for crafting, to plumbing ancient ruins for treasure, your next big adventure awaits in Tamriel.
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.