It's been a tumultuous journey for The Elder Scrolls Online since its release. But, the consensus is the live version on PC now is the best its been since day-one, which is pretty much what consolers are gaining retail access to, from today.
For the first time in history, players worldwide can now explore the legendary world of Tamriel with their friends on console. In the latest and biggest Elder Scrolls game ever created, players can embark on heroic single-player quests, explore the sprawling world of Tamriel with friends, or join forces with hundreds of others in player vs. player battles as they unravel the secrets of a persistent Tamriel.
“The team has created a great console multiplayer experience for fans of The Elder Scrolls,” said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. “We can’t wait for this new group of players to jump in and explore the world of Tamriel with their friends.”
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, developed by ZeniMax Online Studios, includes all the great gameplay from the original PC/Mac game, plus all the updates and content additions. Players make a one-time purchase of the game and play, without restrictions, for as much as they like – without game subscription fees. Tamriel Unlimited is supported with special, optional downloadable content available for purchase and an in-game Crown Store for convenience and customization items. In addition, Bethesda offers ESO Plus™ to players who wish to pay a single monthly charge for a premium membership service, providing exclusive in-game bonuses, a monthly allotment of crowns to use in the store and access to all DLC game packs while a member.
It's a straight up $99.95 purchase here in Australia regardless of platform, but as a key MMO breaking into the console space there's a lot of significance behind it, whether or not player numbers on each respective platform will keep people playing or even entice new ones in, however, will remain to be seen.