The Elder Scrolls Online will require a monthly subscription fee of $14.99, general manager of Zenimax Online Studios Matt Firor told GameStar.
“We’ll talk about further discounts, etc. later, but for now, we are very happy to finally announce our model. It’s very simple – you pay once per month after the first 30 days and the entire game is available to you.”
With so many MMOs going for alternate business models (free-to-play, microtransactions, etc.), Firor still believes that a monthly subscription is truly the best way for players to play The Elder Scrolls Online.
“Charging a flat monthly (or subscription) fee means that we will offer players the game we set out to make, and the one that fans want to play. Going with any other model meant that we would have to make sacrifices and changes we weren’t willing to make.”
The Elder Scrolls Online will launch next year on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PS4.