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PS+ Not Required for The Elder Scrolls Online, But XBL Gold Is…

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With older fears of massive fees stacked upon fees for upcoming next-generation massively multiplayer role playing game The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda decided to clarify some details regarding pricing on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE versions of the game. PS+ is not required for Elder Scrolls Online on PlayStation 4, but XBL Gold is required to play ESO on Xbox ONE. This probably comes as a small consequence to many players who were planning on having PS+ / XBL Gold anyways for their own various benefits, but definitely adds a benefit to the PS4 for being open to this pro-consumer practice. Of course most people on PS4 will want PS+, but this gives a window of time where if it came down to your ESO subscription or PS+, players could re-new their PS+ subscription at a later time and continue playing The Elder Scrolls Online without interruption. To continue playing ESO on Xbox ONE players will be expected to pay both the ESO monthly fee and the Xbox Live GOLD fees as well.

I think Elder Scrolls Online will pretty much prove or disprove this business model on consoles (to most high level investors), would you say that’s fair? Skyrim and Oblivion should have paved the way for enough interest to get console gamers to pony up the fee. FFXI could be one of those fluke situations because FF is such a megaton RPG series, but if Elder Scrolls can do it – a fairly younger series coming from the West, that might just prove the business model. Outside of ESO and FFXIV I don’t really see a chance for any other MMO to hope to collect money upfront and still be successful. DCUO seems like the obvious example investors would look towards to reject the idea and opt for a Free To Play model with DLC and Micro DLC instead.

The Elder Scrolls Online is developed by Zenimax Online and published by Bethesda and will utilize the a custom engine. The MMO title is expected to debut for Windows PC, Mac OS X in April 2014 and will release on next-gen consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE some time in June 2014. The monthly fee for the PC and Mac version is $14.99 with cross-play enabled for those players. On Xbox ONE players can only play with other Xbox ONE owners and must pay the monthly fee of $14.99 plus Xbox Live GOLD in order to log in. PlayStation 4 players can play the game just by paying the monthly fee of $14.99 and will not require PS+.

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At RGN we hope it all works out with the best possible results. Bethesda have stated previously that they are negotiating with Microsoft to drop the GOLD requirement on Xbox ONE and some PC gamers feel the title would be better appreciated on computers exclusively, but in any event we do hope the game is a success as we’d like to see more games like this developed.

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Skyrim Will Hit PS4 / Xbox ONE an Error

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Update: The listing it seems, was an error brought on due to a bug within the site’s CMS.

Peter Hines, VP of Development for Bethesda clarified on twitter.

Pete Hines @DCDeacon 

“We have been working on the CMS that runs our sites. A bug caused platforms that don’t exist to show up for some games Sorry for confusion.”

He also went ahead and debunked the post from reddit.

Randy @vindictate

@DCDeacon “is it true you guys a “special announcement” on either 1.12.14 or 12.1.14!?! (Fallout 4 pls)”

Pete Hines @DCDeacon 

@vindictate “no. Another fan hoax”

 

So as of right now, Skyrim is not coming to PS4 and Xbox One. Sorry for those who got their hopes up, but hey he didn’t flat out say Skyrim isn’t coming, so there’s that.

Original Story below:

According to a new posting on the Bethesda Softworks website, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which was fairly well received on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 despite glitches (and also made a fairly well appearance, modding community and all, on the PC platform) will eventually make an arrival on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. This was first discovered by OnlySP and proof can be found on Bethesda’s own website HERE.

[Source: Bethesda via OnlySP]

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Bethesda Releases Journey to Coldharbour Video of Oblivion Realm of Elder Scrolls Online

As Bethesda Softworks heads to the approach of The Elder Scrolls Online’s eventual release on Windows PC and Mac OS X, players can now sign up to Beta test the game. E-mails were sent out today sending players to the following address (CLICK HERE) to sign up for the Beta today. If you’ve already signed up, it appears you’ll have the option to do so again.

Here’s a quote thanking players after the signup is completed:

“The moment you have been eagerly awaiting is finally here! Now is the time for future members of the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact to rally and show your support!”

Check out the recently released Journey to Coldharbour video released by Bethesda as well.

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Buy Skyrim, Get Oblivion and Morrowind GOTY Editions Free at Gamestop

For a limited time Gamestop is offering a special deal when you pick up Skyrim, you get Oblivion G.O.T.Y. Edition and Morrowind G.O.T.Y. edition thanks to their digital distribution center (built from the acquired Impulse distribution platform).

“In celebration of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind’s 10th Anniversary, for a limited time buy The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and get Oblivion GOTY and Morrowind GOTY FREE!”

CLICK HERE to take advantage of this deal while it’s still going.

If you’re a long-running Bethesda fan or you just want to see what all the hype is about, this will give you access to all currently released content in the series from TES III: Morrowind on.

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Every book on the ground in Skyrim is now part of a real E-Reader book collection

The books found on the ground in the Elder Scrolls series are known by fans to be an immersive set of lore interactions. Though the mechanic of reading books in a video game might not be popular among today’s gaming audience it is still practiced as a storytelling technique that can even provide a chill to the gamer under the right circumstances.

It could even be argued that this format holds immersion better than having certain things explained to you by a narrator or character within the game. The elegant solution is that you are still your character holding a book while the cold wind blows around you and your journey awaits your blood-stained sword.

Apparently the cult following that supports this type of lore reading in Skyrim has grown quite strong and now Capane.us has gone so far as to add the Skyrim books to the E-Readers: Kindle, Nook, iOS, etc. You can download it for free on their website at the time of this original post.

Source: Capane.us via Joystiq

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