Wednesday August 21, 2013

'The Elder Scrolls Online' Will Have a Subscription Fee

The Elder Scrolls Online will be going against the conventional wisdom of other MMO franchises. Charging a monthly subscription to play is going to be a real challenge for ZeniMax to garner longtime customer support.

I think this is a very, very risky move by ZeniMax. Star Wars: The Old Republic was not a bad game and had a massive brand name behind it. Even so, it couldn’t manage to sustain itself on subscriptions alone, so you have to wonder what chance Elder Scrolls Online has.