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Can Elder Scrolls Online Succeed as a Subscription MMO?

The eager anticipation that was building for Elder Scrolls Online has recently taken a hit, when it was announced at gamescom, that the mmorpg would be charging a fifteen dollar a month subscription fee for its players. MMO-Play asks the question will this decision put the game's success in jeopardy.

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Goro1430d ago

Maybe at €3-5 a month but at €15 a month (€180 a year)...NO!

porkChop1430d ago

Maybe, if they remove the fucking microtransactions. I don't see many people paying a sub on top of having microtransactions for stuff.

Bimkoblerutso1430d ago

Yeah, that's what really sealed it for me. In the interview he said it would only be "fun stuff" that will come in the form of microtransactions.

No thank you. That "fun stuff" should be unlockable through gameplay if I'm paying fifteen bucks a month already.

k3x1430d ago

My thoughts exactly. They're greedy and it's going to bite them in the ass.

Judging from what most of the recent big budget MMOs have been like, it's very likely anyway that the game isn't going to be that much different from what the competition has to offer gameplay-wise and will follow in their footsteps with server consolidations and transition to F2P soon after launch.

Grave1430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )

I agree. It's an answer: nope.

Regis1430d ago

I thought we covered this in an earlier article?

andrewer1430d ago

As a subscription MMO? Yes. As an act of the Thieves Guild? Nope.

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