The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will require a CD key, the developer confirmed. This means that each retail copy of the game will be shipped alongside a key that can only be redeemed once, and you won’t be able to resell the game after you’re done with it.
“To clarify, you will need a unique game registration code in order to play the game, and used copies will not be eligible to receive a key if the code has already been redeemed,” a developer said on the game’s official forums.
“It works the same way as the PC version in that the code included in the box is to activate your ESOTU account and the discs are for installation purposes. If you own the disc but don’t have a key, you’ll be able to install the game and reach the login screen, but you won’t be able to log in and access the game without an active ESOTU account.” he continued.
It’s unlikely for the developer to sell CD keys separately, so if you want the game you should get it directly from the store. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited releases on June 9 on PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.