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The Elder Scrolls Online is one of the hottest MMO's coming to both the PC and consoles, and fans of the series are eager to try out the game. While the game is a natural fit for PC and Mac, the game is also coming to the PlayStation 4, something that developer Bethesda initially did not plan on.
Adam Boyes, Sony Computer Entertainment of America vice president, spoke to GameInformer and explained the process of convincing Bethesda to bring the MMO to their next gen console. Boyes revealed that Elder Scrolls Online "was never planned to come to console" but Sony would not accept that, with Boyes saying, "We just kept kind of sitting with them and being like, 'Well, why not?...Why don't you do this?'"
Bethesda was eventually convinced to bring the much anticipated to the PlayStation 4, allowing users to explore the huge world of the game with the advantages of having a controller rather than a keyboard. Boyes could not hide his enthusiasm for having the Elder Scrolls Online available on the Sony console:
"Knowing that a game is coming to console that was never going to come to console, that's the kind of stuff that is like, 'Yes!' You know, hugely awesome,"
The Elder Scrolls Online originally was scheduled for a release for sometime in 2013, but now the game is scheduled for spring of 2014 on the PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will allow users to explore the worlds of previous entries into the series, Such as Morrowind from the Elder Scrolls 3 and Skyrim from Elder Scrolls 5. The game will have a subscription fee attached to it, as players must pay $14.99 a month to play the game. This puts it, along with the long running World of Warcraft as one of the few games that continue to follow the subscription model. Many newer MMO's have gone to a free to play model, in which players gain access to the game for free and can either buy a subscription for exclusive content or buy individual microtransactions in order to gain content. While some gamers may be turned off by the subscription fee attached to The Elder Scrolls Online, the franchise is popular enough to be successful even with the monthly fee.
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