When The Elder Scrolls Online becomes the subscriptionless The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, it’s going to pick up a few tricks players of free-to-play and buy-to-play games might be familiar with. Chief among these, a cash shop.
The new cash shop, The Crown Store, will use a real-money currency called Crowns, featuring customization and convenience items like potions, soul gems, pets, mounts and costumes. You can’t trade your Crown Store items or Crowns, as you can with cash shop items in other MMORPGs.
The official transition doesn’t happen until March 17 for PC or with the June 9 console release for Xbox One and PS4, but players on the game’s public test server are already trying out the new version. This video presents a nice overview of what’s available.