Bethesda/Zenimax have finally announced it's pricing model for the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online MMO. Also revealed are a number of editions and pre order bonuses
Cool CE but didn't care much for the game when I played the beta sadly.
Pretty much like an inferior version of most MMOs out there. Worse when F2P ones look better then it. It's like a generic MMO with Elder Scrolls slapped on the title.
It's fun. The Imperial Edition looks awesome too.
I wish they spent the time and money on Skyrim Coop DLC than this cookie cutter MMO.
@MurDocINC To be honest thats the only "pro" about this MMO, that hopefully Bethesda will leave co-op out of main Elder Scrolls games. Not point doing an MMO and then adding online stuff to your main games when they don't need it
Co-op would be great in Elder Scrolls. Like, not as a main thing, or requirement like Resident Evil 5. I mean just like a "Hey, Bruh, lets go kill a Dragon" type thing.
No it wouldn't, it would take time, resources and money away from the single player...and this is made by a dev who can't even do the single player without bugs. Imagine co-op ones and single player ones, then you have the fact they would focus on the co-op ones and leave the single player bugs untill last, hell look how long it takes to fix some of the single player bugs we have now. Seriously I don't usually judge a people based on what they want or like but to the people out there who actually want co-op despite the cons outweighing the pros and even the consequences after it's launch then your an idiot. Why would you want to risk ruining the game for everyone. It would ruin the franchise and the risk is just not worth it. If people want co-op so badly wait for Fable Legends to come out or the next Borderlands. Co-op games built from the ground up.
I haven't played it but to me it looks like they abandoned everything that makes Elder Scrolls special and just went with the standard MMO template. What the hell was the point? When people said they wanted an Elder Scrolls MMO, clearly they wanted Elder Scrolls style gameplay. This game went off the rails before production even began, apparently.
with all the coming amazing f2p mmos and paid mmos where you can make enough in game money to pay you sub, i would be surprise if any buy this cash grab.
ya i played the beta looks good but i dont think its worth $15 monthly to play.
Absolutely, $60 for the game plus $15 a month on top of that...Please, give us a break with all the whoring in the gaming industry. Most gamers are not wealthy.
Dat mud crab!
so in a european country with the euro currency ur effectively buying the game every 4-5 months... yeah if this succeeds i worry about the future
It's a standard MMO - are you new to gaming?
Why does it have to be the standard? Do you feel comfortable giving our money away to an industry that no longer has gamers at the helm.
Who says this will be succesfull. They will probably go f2p in a year. This was actually the past. free 2 play is the future.
F2P is not a future...
yeah maybe not but it became less. With the new mmos coming out. We will probably have just both.
Free to play is only the future because companies are making you pay for the game and then monthly fees after it. If anything just buying the game itself but not having to pay the monthly fees would be the future...That is if companies would stop having you pay monthly fees as most MMOs that do that would just end up going F2P in the end anyway.
Its not like this is the first business model like this to ever exist. tons of MMO's have been pay as you play. If this was going to be a threat to all gaming as we know it, it would have happened a long time ago.
Unfortunately everyone expects everything to be free nowadays. If there's enough content I think it could work,unfortunately it does seem people will hold off at launch for when it inevitably goes F2P
Waste of time try beta you will see
All MMOs should start with a full public beta before final release IMO. There's just too much that a closed beta won't catch. But the BIG problem here: they want full normal game price ($60) AND a $15 monthly fee? Eat a bag of d*cks, Bethesda...that is stupid. Also, MS requiring Gold service for a game with its own monthly fee is a TERRIBLE precedent and a blatant cash grab. Clearly this game won't be using Microsoft's cloud services, so why the Gold subscription requirement? This game has more fail written all over it than anything I can recall in recent memory.
If it was F2P i would give it a shot, but sure as hell not paying monthly for it.
Especially not with a $60 entry price. The software itself should be free or at least very cheap if they want a $15 monthly fee.
So I wonder how long it will take for them to abandon the subscription fee and move to F2P like so many other games have done.
It is kinda funny how many gamers are already expecting it to happen and will just being waiting until it does.
The P2P model is becoming harder and harder to market and have succeed. More games are turning a bigger profit by going the F2P route. This game had such massive hype when they first announced it, and as soon as they announced a subscription, they all abandoned ship. Myself included.
They're turning a larger profit because gamers are too stupid to realize that F2P is more expensive because of the constant nickle and dime transactions.
@thekhurd. Oh absolutely. I agree 100% with you but hey, they are getting the money and it helps the people who actually dont spend a dime on it.
You aren't the audience for MMO's if you don't want to pay a dime. That's the point being made. It's better for MMO gamers in general if stuff stays subscription based. With that constant, steady revenue, developers can push content out faster.
£49.99 and then £8.99/month. Those prices are... confident?
£49.99 is only the RRP, most retailers are already showing the game at under £40
ESO will be free-to-play withing 12 months (or less) and they will be frantically scrambling for a player-base. I guarantee it.
Give me a call when it's free then I might take a look,but your on drugs if you think Id pay a monthly subscription on top of my xbox gold. I really hope it fails as well because I can see other company's getting in on the act. GREED
"Players can join any alliance, no matter which race you choose" That should not be a pre-order bonus and just in the main game Edit: I was hoping to see what kinda discounts they would offer for subscribing more than a month..doesn't seem to be any.
This should be B2P like Guild Wars 2. I can deal with an upfront purchase and a cosmetic only item store to supplement funds lost from no P2P system.
Sooooo glad its not F2P. That crowd is toxic.
"a white Imperial horse mount..." IT'S THE HORSE DLC ALL OVER AGAIN!!! Anyway, That sub put me well off the game and I don't think I'll ever play it again till it goes F2P.
wow the fact that it's possible to join any alliance from start en they are only giving it to those who pre-order is just an other fact up part. but not as facked up as microsofy not letting you play free online on this game.
seems a lot of people are unhappy about them hiding the Imperial race behind a paywall :( I had high hopes for this, but not so much anymore
wow tnx I totally missed. That's like one of the worst. You pay a sub and then there are still going to be people who got lots more just because they pre order or bought a special edition they get to get the imperials and other stuff. Go f*ck yourself seriously. up yourse I actually was facking excited before the sub announcement months ago.
Can someone clarify this for me. You have to buy the game for €50 AND pay €13 a month in order to play?
Yip and there will be microtransactions. And probably paid DLC so nono for me.
They should have gone Guild Wars style.
I imagine Zenimax are trying to recoup as much money as possible before switching to F2P ala SWTOR
I would pay a subscription fee if I didn't have to pay 60$ for the game. I don't like the F2P model, but ESO is just too expensive.
Really guys? WOW (World of Warcraft) you buy all expansions, which is over $100 (depending) and you pay a subscription. You guys been living under a rock since Ultima Online? ESO will be fine. Could be a sleeper hit, the trailer looked awesome. MMOs are different for each player/person. Hell some people liked Vanguard and I thought it was shit. And no F2P is not the future. It was good while it lasted but most MMOs out there just plain suck, because they are cookie cuttered.
Even if it was free on XBL I bet they wouldn't have an Xbox without it!? Same as a ps4, it's just there way of someone els taking the blame, you would still be paying for the memberships. Hence why I'm not buying it.
This game could END Zenimax, its that bad
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