With new The Elder Scrolls Online free to play and console release date reports circulating, it seems a lot of gamers are thinking that the popular MMORPG will go the FTP route.
The game recently dropped its 6-month subscription leading to more talks about a free to play format in order. Zenimax reportedly cancelled the 6 months option because of their preference for the 1-3 months subscription.Previous reports have already talked about the possibility, and has even likened TESO to another popular MMORPG- World of Warcraft.
According to Air Herald, “There have been rumours regarding ‘Elder Scrolls Online’ model, fans predict it will become a free-to-play MMORPG since it recently released loyalty program to reward those that maintain their subscription for certain periods of time. This could indicate that Bethesda is having trouble holding onto its fans.”
“However, Elder Scrolls Online has received many positive reviews and has a growing fan base. If fans are already happy with how the MMORPG turned out, they can expect more quality updates in the future.”
Should the game go FTP, how long could it take? The Fuse Jopelin thinks it can happen in the next 6 months.
“For now, the players are able to buy only subscriptions for 30 and 90 days. With other words, this game might go free to play in about six months, which we’re pretty sure that will make a lot of gamers happy,” the site said.
“We’ve told you in the past that more and more games will follow this path. The trick is that the developers will not mess up with the cash shop system and won’t overpower items in the cash shop, which the players will be able to buy them with real money. There are many games that are free to play and still make a lot of money by using a decent cash shop system.”
Meanwhile, other The Elder Scrolls Online free to play and console release date reports confirm the game’s availability on Xbox One and PS4 by 2015.
According to International Business Times, “Developer Zenimax Online Studios has put to rest the rumours on the release of MMORPG game Elder Scrolls Online and has now announced that the game will be released in 2015. It added that the game will be coming on Xbox One and PS4 platforms.”
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