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The Elder Scrolls Online is now buy-to-play, no subscriptions needed

Jonathan Lester
MMORPGs, PC games, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

The Elder Scrolls Online has finally ditched its subscription fees once and for all, becoming The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. Once you buy a copy of the game, it's yours to play forever without having to pay monthly for the privilege.

And about time too. The Elder Scrolls Online made a weak case for its monthly subs and we're glad that Zenimax Online have seen sense.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited features the entire original game and all six major content updates since launch – including the new Justice and Champion Systems. All existing PC/Mac game accounts have now been updated to the Tamriel Unlimited edition so that anyone with an account, open or closed, can jump back to the game without game subscription fees.

Naturally a new microtransaction store and premium subscription have also been rolled out, but hopefully they'll aim to provide fairly cosmetic or convience-enhancing wares.

Will you be taking the plunge into Tamriel Unlimited? Does The Elder Scrolls Online deserve more credit, and is it time we joined you? Let us know in the comments!

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stevenjameshyde  Mar. 17, 2015 at 16:46

This wasn't on my radar at all while subscription fees were part of the package - now I'm quite interested in the PS4 release. Is it actually any good as a game?

JonLester  Mar. 17, 2015 at 17:12

@stevenjameshyde: Hmm, I probably should have linked to our review. :P

Popped in a hyperlink.

TL;DR: meh. Does the bare minimum and feels like a compromise rather than a true contender, though there has been a lot of updating and new content since then!

roberttaylor8273  Mar. 17, 2015 at 18:42

Going to wait to see how bad the micro transactions are, could end up being more expesive than if you paid a monthly fee

stevenjameshyde  Mar. 18, 2015 at 08:32

there has been a lot of updating and new content since then!

That's rather the nub of it - is the game in the form it'll be in on PS4 any good? I expect that at least some of the launch issues have been resolved by now, but whether it's enough to make it worth bothering with is still open to debate

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