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The Elder Scrolls Online gets a console release date and drops subscription fees

A two-fisted announcement today for Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Online as the game finally gets a console release date and completely drops its monthly subscription fee.

Pretty badass little cinematic right there, and pretty phenomenal news as well.

First off, console gamers will finally be able to play one our favorite online RPGs of all time as The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will be arriving on the PS4 and the Xbox One on June 9th of this year. It’s been a long time coming, since the PC release hit last Spring, but it looks to have been worth it as the game will (barring actually buying a copy of course) be free to play as much as you like. And that’s an around the corner way of saying ‘there are no subscription fees anymore’.

Yep, that’s right, “100’s of hours of content” based in the fabled kingdom of Tamriel can be all yours to play and explore to your hearts content for just the price of admission. Oh, and even better- that’s going to be true for PC gamers as well. Those who currently have the game on the PC or Mac will see the pricing structure change over on March 17th.

And this isn’t some shortened version of the game either as you’ll be able to play alone, in groups with your pals, or go up against complete strangers in PvP arenas. So it’s the full game here, with no monthly fee. I know I’ve said that a few times, but I honestly can’t believe Bethesda is dropping the subscription model, so I feel like I have to keep repeating it.

Anyway, there you go; some release dates and… no subscription fee after March 17th. Almost too good to be true.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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