Elder Scrolls Online will require XBL Gold on top of monthly sub fee
If you have your pick of consoles, playing The Elder Scrolls Online will be slightly cheaper on Sonys platform. ZeniMax Online Studios has confirmed that youll be able to play online without a PlayStation Plus subscription on PlayStation 4, but youll still need Gold to access it on Xbox One. Naturally, youll still need to pay the monthly subscription fee no matter which platform you choose.
In a Q&A on the PlayStation Blog, game director Matt Firor said that Plus isnt required for to play on the PS4. Bethesda subsequently told Joystiq that Gold will be required on Xbox One. Being a little more cozy with Sony makes sense, as putting the game out on consoles at all was apparently their idea.
The much larger cost across both consoles and PC, though, will be the subscriptions. Its set at $14.99 per month, so even without the added cost of a console subscription youll be paying out-of-pocket for the privilege. Its set to hit PC in April, followed by the console releases in June.