Sean Halliday of Pixel Gate writes:
''Elder Scrolls Online is set to be one of the biggest MMORPG launches in the last few years. It’s the first MMO set within the familiar Elder Scrolls universe, and naturally this has a lot of people buzzing. Its subscription-based format bucks the trend of most new MMOs by using free-to-play or one-purchase-only models. Also, the development costs of Elder Scrolls Online are said to be excessive, even for a modern triple-A game. It’s a big risk and it’s a new direction, but haven’t we heard this before? Familiar universe, subscription model, big development costs. I think we have. Remember Star Wars: Old Republic?''