We are always getting hit left and right with fees from here and from there, all pecking away at us. Well, you will have one more fee if you want to play Elder Scrolls Online. The game is currently set for a release on the 4th of April, while the Xbox and PS4 version of the game will be released a few months later.
Bethesda will be using a subscription model for the MMORPG where they will be charging gamers $15 a month. Lately the trend has been the free-to-play model where gamers can play the game for free, but are charged for in-game items like armor, or services to help them progress in the game. Even though you still pay, people are getting too used to this model as “free”. So not everyone likes this Elder Scrolls fee. Bethesda’s Pete Hines has come forward and defended the model in a recent interview with Gamespot.
“We feel pretty strongly about the support we’re going to have for the game and what you’re going to get for those dollars. We’re also very confident in our ability to support it with content.” Hines also added, “It is a massive, ‘Go where you want, do what you want’ game that we think offers the kind of experience that’s worthy of a subscription. We want to do the version that we think is the best game and the coolest experience. And that means putting a lot of people and a lot of content creators towards having stuff that comes our regularly; every four weeks, five weeks, six weeks.”
It will be interesting to see how gamers respond to this one. If it isn’t worth the money, they will let the company know by not playing.