- ZeniMax Reveals How No-Subscription ESO Will Work Watch live video from ZeniMaxOnlineStudios on Twitch
ZeniMax pushed out a special ESO Live stream yesterday to talk about its upcoming subscriptionless Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
The entire 90 minute presentation featuring ESO Game Director Matt Firor, Creative Director Paul Sage and Bethesda’s Pete Hines and is available for you to watch above, but if you want just the highlights:
The PC and Mac Versions will be out March 17, PS4 and Xbox One June 9
A console beta is expected around April
The game will be “buy-to-play” which means although there’s no subscription you still have to purchase a copy.
The game will ...
- Elder Scrolls Online Ends Required Subscription, Console Release Dated https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84359240&v=EzhyLuXzNZY&x-yt-ts=1421782837
After months of rumors and signs, ZeniMax has made it official. Today it announced it is ending the subscription model for The Elder Scrolls Online and rebranding the game as buy once, play free experience.
The new version will have a new name, Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited and launch March 17 on PC and Mac and June 9 on Xbox One and PS4. It will include all of the content in the 1.6 update, including the new Justice and Champion systems. Anyone who has played before can dive right into the new version, but there will be a one-time purchase ...
- ESO 1.6 Update Will Require More Than 60 Page of Patch Notes How big is the upcoming 1.6 update for The Elder Scrolls Online? Big enough that you might want to find a good reading chair and a quiet spot just to check out the patch notes.
According to a post on the game’s official site, the patch notes are now up to 63 pages and counting.
Those notes will have a lot to describe. The 1.6 update, which still hasn’t been officially dated, will be introducing a Champion system for high rank leveling up, a Justice system to add crime and punishment to the world, new animations for the game and more.
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- ESO Live Shows Off Improved Animations and More https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg-BdpIVyoM
If life got in the way and you weren’t able to be there for Friday’s ESO Live livestream, you can watch the whole thing here. This video preserves the Twitch chat, often used for interactive features in the livestream.
The livestream focused in part on changes in the upcoming 1.6 update for The Elder Scrolls Online. The highlight was a look at the new animation system, which revamps first and third-person animations to look more natural. If you’re impatient, you can skip ahead to about 59 minutes into the video.
And sorry, no release date for 1.6 was shared in the stream.
- Neverwinter Closed Beta Begins Feb. 5 on Xbox One https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7gxE8n570w
Soon you’ll be able to try Neverwinter, a free-to-play Dungeons and Dragons-based MMO, on Xbox One.
Publisher Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios announced that a closed beta will be held for the Xbox One version, will be held from Feb. 5 to Feb. 8.
Neverwinter is a socially oriented MMO that focuses on going on Dungeons and Dragons adventures with your friends. A press release announcing the beta says the final game will include previously launched PC content, but have optimized Xbox One features like friends list integration and console-friendly controls.
The game will be free-to-play, as long as you have ...
- Get Up to Speed on The Witcher 3’s Lore With Recap Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kuS4wLX06Q
With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming soon, your best bet would to play or replay the first two games to catch yourself up on the story and all of the extremely complex lore about the Conjunction of the Spheres, Witchers and The Wild Hunt. Remember to read every book follow every possible conversation tree, especially near the end of The Witcher 2 when Geralt proposes a solid theory on what The Wild Hunt is.
But if you don’t have time for that, how about a quick three minute video hitting the high points? That’ll do, too. It’s also entertaining in ...
- More Australian Retailers Yanks ESO From Shelves In a move that will not quiet the rumors that Elder Scrolls Online is going free-to-play, another Australian retailer is reportedly pulling the game from its shelves.
Following a similar decision from EB Games, Australian retailers JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman are also getting rid of its ESO stock, according to a report.
This coupled with the fact that ESO stopped selling six month subscriptions recently has some thinking that The Elder Scrolls Online will move to a free-to-play gameplay model soon, but ZeniMax has not commented on the speculation. We expect to hear more on this story soon.
- ESO Patch Kills Bambi Before the big 1.6 update adds the new Justice and Champion systems, Zenimax has pushed out one more minor update for The Elder Scrolls Online.
This latest update focuses mostly on gameplay tweaks, but it also bizarrely eliminates deer and torchbugs from Cyrodiil. Yep, ZeniMax says this was done to reduce server strain. Deer must be hell on networks.
The full patch notes are below:
The Elder Scrolls Online v1.5.8 is an incremental patch that addresses a variety of outstanding issues surrounding gameplay, dungeons, and quests. In an effort to improve performance in Cyrodiil, we have also escorted all deer and torchbugs to ...
- Microsoft Lists Feb. 24 release Date for The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One A newly updated product page from Microsoft shows The Elder Scrolls Online releasing Feb. 24 on Xbox One.
Debates are already raging about whether this is the real date for the console releases or just another placeholder. Bethesda has said they want the Champion and Justice systems from the upcoming 1.6 update to be fully implemented before the console versions are out, so although it would be possible, it seems a little soon.
Adding fuel to the fire that ESO is soon going free-to-play, the product page does not mention the game requiring a subscription other than Xbox Live. It does, however, ...
- Rumor: Elder Scrolls Online Pulled From Retail Store in Australia Rumors that The Elder Scrolls Online will soon go free-to-play keep getting additional fuel. A report says a major Australian retailer is pulling it from its shelves entirely.
EB Games says this move is part of a normal stock recall, but it’s pretty weird to pull an online game that’s still selling and functioning. Kotaku Australia says its sources show that other games being recalled are only having excess stock removed, but everything related to ESO will be completely wiped from the store by Aug. 14.
This is definitely in the rumor category, of course, and so far there’s been no confirmation ...