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access_time January 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM in News by Charlie Grammer

The Elder Scrolls Online won’t require PS+ but will require Xbox Gold

Elder Scrolls Online will utilize different servers for the PlayStation 4 version.

Elder Scrolls Online will utilize different servers for the PlayStation 4 version.

I’ve got a bit of good news for PS4 gamers and bad news for Xbox One gamers today (well, the gamers that are The Elder Scrolls fans and are looking forward to The Elder Scrolls Online that is).

We’ll start with the good news for the Sony console owners. Bethesda has confirmed that PlayStation 4 gamers will not be required to have a PlayStation+ membership in order to play the game, so you won’t be having to pay for both subscriptions if you’re one of the gamers that doesn’t want to obtain said PS+ membership. This news came from a PlayStation Blog update posted by Matt Firor, a Game Director at Zenimax Online Studios. In addition, Bethesda has stated that the PS4 version will utilize different servers than the PC and Mac versions, stating, “PS4 users will have their own dedicated ESO megaservers (European and North American). PC and Mac users will not be on the PS4 megaservers. This is good news for PS4 players as they won’t have to worry about contending with higher-level PC players when ESO launches on PS4.:

The bad news for Microsoft console owners is that Bethesda has confirmed to our friends over at Joystiq that you will be required to have Xbox Gold in order to play the game, so you will indeed be forced to pay for the Gold subscription and the Elder Scrolls Online game subscription. Some gamers may recall that Bethesda was talking with Microsoft about trying to forego the Gold requirement back in August, but the folks at Bethesda apparently failed, as they confirmed today.

What are your thoughts on the additional subscription needed for Xbox One vs. the no additional fee for the PlayStation 4?


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