The Elder Scrolls Online Requires Xbox Gold While Does Not Require PS Plus
Since The Elder Scrolls Online is a subscription-based MMORPG that is going to next-gen consoles - PS4 and Xbox One, the question that have been in players' minds is whether or not they would need to subscribe to each console's respective premium service – PlayStation Plus and Xbox Gold. Now the question is answered.
TESO Game Director Matt Firor answered a round of questions submitted by fans via Twitter in a PlayStation Blog recently cleared up that confusion.
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.
Firor also talked PS4 controls, use of the Dual Shock 4's touchpad, and group/solo play in the blog. In addition, he confirmed that US and EU servers will be separate and not one unified megaserver.
There is no doubt that PlayStation 4 players would be happy for this news. However, Xbox One players might not be so lucky as PlayStation 4 players. Game Informer recently contacted Bethesda to ask the same question, while a Bethesda rep confirmed that Xbox One Xbox One players will need to pay both a TESO subscription and an Xbox Gold subscription to play the MMORPG on the console. PS4 wins again?
TESO is scheduled to launch for PC on April 4th, 2014. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions is coming the following June.