The Elder Scrolls Online introduces Microtransactions;Subscription Model dropped.
Being in the news since its launch, The Elder Scrolls Online has finally announced last month that the game would no longer need a subscription to play
Being in the news since its launch, The Elder Scrolls Online has finally announced last month that the game would no longer need a subscription to play.Still the gamers cannot play it for fully free as they would have to purchase the game.The new model needs no monthly payment to continue your adventures in Tamriel.So to make up for the lost revenue, a new feature has been introduced i.e ‘The Crowns’.
Crowns is a type of virtual currency that the players will use to buy items in the Crown store.These items will include things like “potions, soul gems, mounts,vanity pets, costumes and more”.These items can be purchased using crowns, which can be bought using the real world currency, mainly adding ‘microtransactions’ to the Elder Scrolls Online.The Crown Store is said to be limited to ‘customization & convenience items’ only,so this might affect the game’s reputation a bit.
Currently, there is a fully functional Crown Store in the test version of the game, stocked with health potions and some other items that doesn’t affect the game much.But changes are going to apply soon in the future in order to boost the experience.