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Looks like we have a confirmed payment model, everyone. Now we can finally close that dreaded Free-to-play, Buy-to-play, Pay-to-play topic.

Quote:GameStar: A few days ago we had a poll on our website, asking our readers what upcoming MMO they crave the most. The vast majority (over 54 percent) voted for The Elder Scrolls Online. We bet that people are also eager to learn what payment model they can expect. Now would be a perfect time to disclose the details.

Matt Firor: We're thrilled that gamers are looking forward to diving into The Elder Scrolls Online and we've been working hard to deliver the game that fans want - one that's worthy of the Elder Scrolls name. Choosing the right business model is part of that. We are going with the subscription model for ESO.

We're building a game with the freedom to play - alone or with your friends - as much as you want. A game with meaningful and consistent content - one packed with hundreds of hours of gameplay that can be experienced right away and one that will be supported with premium customer support. Charging a flat monthly (or subscription) fee means that we will offer players the game we set out to make, and the one that fans want to play. Going with any other model meant that we would have to make sacrifices and changes we weren't willing to make.

The Elder Scrolls Online offers unlimited play for the first 30 days with the purchase of the game. The choice is yours to play as much as you want; hundreds of hours of content, PvP, etc - is all there for you to experience with the base purchase of the game. If you want to continue playing for hundreds of hours more after that first month you'll pay a flat fee for continued, unlimited access to the game.

We'll talk about further discounts, etc. later, but for now, we are very happy to finally announce our model. It's very simple - you pay once per month after the first 30 days and the entire game is available to you.

Read more from source:
http://www.gamestar.de/spiele/the-elder-...26853.html

Official Facebook post:
https://www.facebook.com/ElderScrollsOnl...4701423233


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Awesome news!
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I'm pleased it is this, I want to know how much though on PS4.


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They have cards, so I'm fine with it.


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For those not reading the entire article, here are the sub prices:

"Basic monthly charge will be $14.99/€12.99/£8.99." Game time cards and discounts for multiple months will also be available.


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Oooo that's expensive,


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I just logged in to Post the same thing!

Well This is interesting, Now with the console releases, How will they be able to keep up the console market as the First console game to demand a subscription fee?

I was sure they would go B2P with extras for cosmetics.

The article said that it will be a flat monthly fee, does that means we have to pay month by month or can get a year subscription?
And the next question is how much Is it gonna cost?
I know I wont be paying £15 a month for it, I only pay slightly more then that for my internet! XBL is only £3.50 a month.

I think they are taking a brave step with this one, and they might back out of it if the console numbers fail.


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(August 21st 2013, 01:47 AM)Stinkyremy Wrote: I just logged in to Post the same thing!

Well This is interesting, Now with the console releases, How will they be able to keep up the console market as the First console game to demand a subscription fee?

I was sure they would go B2P with extras for cosmetics.

The article said that it will be a flat monthly fee, does that means we have to pay month by month or can get a year subscription?
And the next question is how much Is it gonna cost?
I know I wont be paying £15 a month for it, I only pay slightly more then that for my internet! XBL is only £3.50 a month.

I think they are taking a brave step with this one, and they might back out of it if the console numbers fail.

I posted some of those details a few posts up. I think the prices are reasonable. And yeah, there will also be discounts for purchasing several months at a time.

There have been some subscription-based games on consoles, though. One that comes to mind is Final Fantasy 11, which is still running today.


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(August 21st 2013, 01:50 AM)Tecca Wrote:
(August 21st 2013, 01:47 AM)Stinkyremy Wrote: I just logged in to Post the same thing!

Well This is interesting, Now with the console releases, How will they be able to keep up the console market as the First console game to demand a subscription fee?

I was sure they would go B2P with extras for cosmetics.

The article said that it will be a flat monthly fee, does that means we have to pay month by month or can get a year subscription?
And the next question is how much Is it gonna cost?
I know I wont be paying £15 a month for it, I only pay slightly more then that for my internet! XBL is only £3.50 a month.

I think they are taking a brave step with this one, and they might back out of it if the console numbers fail.

I posted some of those details a few posts up. I think the prices are reasonable. And yeah, there will also be discounts for purchasing several months at a time.

There have been some subscription-based games on consoles, though. One that comes to mind is Final Fantasy 11, which is still running today.

You do realise everyone is poor in the UK. The recession hit us pretty hard.
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(August 21st 2013, 01:50 AM)Tecca Wrote:
(August 21st 2013, 01:47 AM)Stinkyremy Wrote: I just logged in to Post the same thing!

Well This is interesting, Now with the console releases, How will they be able to keep up the console market as the First console game to demand a subscription fee?

I was sure they would go B2P with extras for cosmetics.

The article said that it will be a flat monthly fee, does that means we have to pay month by month or can get a year subscription?
And the next question is how much Is it gonna cost?
I know I wont be paying £15 a month for it, I only pay slightly more then that for my internet! XBL is only £3.50 a month.

I think they are taking a brave step with this one, and they might back out of it if the console numbers fail.

I posted some of those details a few posts up. I think the prices are reasonable. And yeah, there will also be discounts for purchasing several months at a time.

There have been some subscription-based games on consoles, though. One that comes to mind is Final Fantasy 11, which is still running today.

Yeah sorry I didn't read the whole article before I posted, £9 seems fair to me, they mentioned new content every 4-6 weeks, that is good, I kind of agree what Konahrik had said before how a P2P game makes a better longer lasting community.
It seems right that such an ambitious and (hopefully) long lasting game would deserve a P2P model.

Really FF11? I don't play FF games anyway but that is the first I have ever heard of a console subscription game!
Anyway we are going into a new gen of consoles that is bridging the gap between PC and consoles, so next step...cross platforming is common place.


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(August 21st 2013, 01:43 AM)Thomas Bérard Wrote: Oooo that's expensive,

One can't even get drunk anymore for that fee, so compared to a night out, thats cheap... And look at what one gets for this, without any risk for a hangover Happy_smiling



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@Qa Dar yeah but at least you get to wet your **** on that night out, all elder scrolls does is ruin my social life!


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(August 21st 2013, 01:47 AM)Stinkyremy Wrote: I know I wont be paying £15 a month for it.

You're right. You'll only be paying £8.99.


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Sigh, another game going F2P after 6 months.

EQN, here I come.
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(August 21st 2013, 02:03 AM)Stinkyremy Wrote: @Qa Dar yeah but at least you get to wet your **** on that night out, all elder scrolls does is ruin my social life!

If you are in a good Guild, it actually can enhance your social life...
But that one night out would at least cost one the same as a 6 month sub on ESO...
Should you have a girlfriend it'll cost you closer to a one year sub...
This for just a couple of hours of fun, and a hangover...



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