An article on the PS Blog has revealed a comment from Matt Firor which indicates that PS4 players will have no need to subscribe to a PS Plus subscription in order to play The Elder Scrolls Online.
In an article responding to Twitter questions on the game, Firor directly stated the following –
‘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’.
This news may provide consolation to some users that are less than impressed by the daunting monthly subscription fee. PC and MAC users are likely used to the prospect of forking out for all the features of their favourite MMO, though it may prove a hindrance when it comes to console users. Many will already own a PS Plus membership and it seems that the prospect of further costs for a title that is already established on PC may not be overly appealing.
Of course, only time will tell. There were concerns over the announcement of the M rating in North America also but a lot also looks promising about the title. Firor added that ‘the PS4 offers [a] HDD with a tremendous amount of memory’ for example and that ZeniMax ‘are very happy with the gameplay experience on the PlayStation 4’.
What do you think of the news? Are you happier knowing a PS Plus subscription isn’t required? Leave a comment below with your thoughts!