No PS Plus needed for Elder Scrolls Online

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TESO on a boat

The Elder Scrolls Online is shaping up to be a rather impressive game. The voice acting is going to be incredible with this cast, and the more I see the more I want it. Releasing on PC, Mac and PS4, there were concerns that people would need the additional subscription fee of PS4 to play online. Worry no longer!

In a Q&A on the PlayStation blog, we got some excellent answers about what The Elder Scrolls Online will be like on PS4. First up, the question about subscriptions. PS4 requires players to have a PS Plus subscription to play multiplayer games; this led to concerns if TESO would also need this as players already need to pay a monthly subscription fee:

A PlayStation Plus membership is not required to play The Elder Scrolls Online. PS4 players will only be required to pay the same monthly subscription associated with The Elder Scrolls Online that PC and Mac users will pay — nothing more.

Cool, so people don’t need PS Plus. But, can lowly PS4 peasants play with their PC master race friends? Well, no. But apparently that’s a good thing:

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 the PlayStation 4.

Wait, so they’re protecting the PS4 players from the overpowered PC gamers? Um, thanks.

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Realistically speaking, I wonder how many people will be playing The Elder Scrolls Online on console compared to PC. It just seems like a PC game to me, but I’m sure I’ll be proven wrong by the thousands of people who play it on their shiny new consoles. Those people should have PS Plus anyway, considering all the great games for PS4 you can get each month – not sure why this is a concern when PS Plus is so worthwhile.

Last Updated: January 29, 2014

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