The Elder Scrolls Online, a subscription MMORPG, has been causing quite a fuss on consoles. Many people who have already paid for PS+ and Xbox Live aren’t that enthralled about the idea of paying for another subscription. Well rest assured PS4 players, Bethesda Softworks has your back.
Game Director Matt Firor took to he PS Blog to confirm that you will not need PS+ in order to enjoy The Elder Scrolls Online. “A PlayStation Plus membership is not required to play 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.”
On PSN, most MMOs and Free-to-Play games do not require a PS+ subscription. That requirement is typically reserved just for retail games. It’s great that Sony and Bethesda Softworks were able to work this out.
The real question now is hat happens with the Xbox One version. While PS4 members don’t need PS+ it has not been confirmed whether the Xbox One version needs Xbox Live Gold. Unlike on PSN, you still need Gold in order to play MMOs and other Free-to-Play titles.
The Elder Scrolls Online is out April 4 on PC and Mac and sometime in June on PS4 and Xbox One.