Elder Scrolls Online price favors PS4 over Xbox One

We have been closely following developments with the Elder Scrolls Online price details and there has been some good news for PS4 players. It has been revealed the a PlayStation Plus subscription will not be required to play the ESCO, whilst Xbox One players will still need an Xbox Live subscription.

Developer Zenimax clarified the membership system, with both consoles requiring a controversial monthly subscription payment of $15, except PlayStation 4 players will save over Xbox One players because of the potential second payment. Any PS4 player without PS Plus can buy the Elder Scrolls Online and jump straight in to the game by paying their membership fee, it was confirmed on the PS Blog.

Naturally a large amount of players will opt to use PlayStation Plus anyway but it is good to see that the choice is there and savings can be made. Unfortunately Xbox One gamers do not get the option and must have an Xbox Live subscription regardless, do you think this is unfair and shows another point in Sony’s favor against Microsoft?

There has also been some new information uncovered about the server system for PS4 players, Europe and North America will both have dedicated megaservers. These servers are also entirely separate from the PC and Mac, meaning that console and computer players will be unable to interact. The positive side is that the game wont become unbalanced by the head start given to PC players over PS4.

The Elder Scrolls Online closed beta is still ongoing with a console beta on the way, when this will arrive is unclear though. The excitement for the ESO is building and we are a little over 2 months away from launch now, will you be playing on PC, Mac, PS4 or Xbox One?

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Written by Matt Tran

Matt has a passion for technology, gaming and social media, whether its using it or writing about it. He joins the Product Reviews team having graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2013, after completing an honours degree in Building Surveying. Matt will mostly keep you in the loop on gaming, tech and gadget news.

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