Elder Scrolls Online pricing announced, eight-minute cinematic revealed

The Elder Scrolls Online

By on January 30, 2014 at 8:58 am

Bethesda have revealed the Australian pricing for the digital editions of The Elder Scrolls Online (with physical RRP expected today). The standard digital edition will run you to $90, while the Imperial Edition will cost $120.

Both come with five days early access and 30 days subscription fee included (normally $15 a month), but the Imperial Edition also comes with a bunch of in-game goodies like some rings, a wacky horse, and a mudcrab vanity pet (nice). Check all that out here.

To mark the occasion, there’s also a very, very nice new CGI trailer to watch — see that below. The game launches on April 4.

Source: Thanks Matthew

52 comments (Leave your own)

~$58 aud on GetGamesGo

~$51 aud on Nuuvem

(Standard editions)

GreenmanGaming and Gamersgate are doing the usual price gouging malarkey.

 

So $90 plus a $15 monthly sub thereafter?

Hah, this is going to die in no time, then become F2P like every other MMO that isn’t WoW.

 

Do they offer local servers at that price point ?!?!?!

Farking ridiculous, greedy price gouging fucks,

 

hmmm k

 

For some reason I don’t like their chances. Wonder how long this one will last expecting that much?

 

I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt, I pre-ordered the CE Imperial edition this morning from EB.

 

jambo: OTE  

I worry that it’l die on PC and succeed on console … I do love that they’re being dicks and charging us essentially double for the same dammed thing.

Having said that I give this game 3 months of massive success and then a sudden and massive decline in player numbers … there just isn’t enough end game to justify it … Think skyrim without content mods.

**edit**

http://www.getgamesgo.com/product/the-elder-scrolls-online-imperial-edition-po

$60 digital imperial edition.

 

Forget ESO… Skyrim Online.

 

$15 a month is the old pricing system that has been around in MMO’s for over a decade, I think a lot of people will unsub after reaching level cap and move on.

 

I really hope that one day an aussie developer pumps out one of those must have games, not saying this is one of those, and sets the price to $100 US/Canada and $40-50 here then just blame logistics on the price gouge.

I’ll probably give ESO a whirl but not for a week or two after when the reviews are out, absolutely refuse to make the same mistake with certain previous titles..

 

Well, I was going to try it out. Not so much anymore. Sure I can buy it cheaper, but why the fuck should I? They wanna use that excuse to gouge us, I’ll use my excuse, not enough money. BL.

 

Yeah that is fucked, $90 plus a sub.

 

As an elder scrolls lore fanatic pls… no. the geography in that video isnt even right lol.

 

Also, at 90$ + 15pm. Not a chance in hell. Id have to start with a 7-14 day trial before considering that kind of outlay.

Even then, I argue with myself for hours before spending $5 on a humble bumble.

Not that I’ve even played Skyrim yet…

 

helelix:
As an elder scrolls lore fanatic pls… no. the geography in that video isnt even right lol.

what ? forgetting that this is like what 1000+ years in the past significant time for alot of things to have changed what with building cities and warring and what not. Where is their any evidence to suggest the geography here doesn’t reflect the lore ?

I keep hearing complaints about “they’ve destroyed the lore” and really it makes no sense. Skyrim did huge amounts of lore destruction and no one complained about it.

 

Charge 90$ for a C-Grade online fighter and expect monthly fees? get out you commie bastards

 

unlike most of you I prefer the subscription based model.

Not so happy about having to pay a sub and an outright price however, dam this game better be good.

 

jambo:
So $90 plus a $15 monthly sub thereafter?

Hah, this is going to die in no time, then become F2P like every other MMO that isn’t WoW.

My thoughts exactly. Either charge the sub or charge for the game, even though I am interested in the game I won’t go near it as long as it has this kind of pricing model.

 

Wow,

I’m shocked at the huge change in gaming regarding MMO’s. A few years ago people would think twice about dropping a few hundred on a collectors ed. Nowadays it’s a hard sell. Overal I think that’s a positive move. All we need is for people to stop pre ordering and buying into betas.

 

v4moose: unlike most of you I prefer the subscription based model. Not so happy about having to pay a sub and an outright price however, dam this game better be good.

Agreed.
Some of my favourite MMO’s have gone south once pay-to-win… er… ‘free-to-play’ has been introduced.
LOTRO, SWTOR, ..I much preferred Guild wars 1 to the sequel from the get go… etc.

As for this one..
The Elder scrolls, ever since being introduced to it originally with Daggerfall has always been an epic personal single player story to me. I just really don’t see the appeal or how this could work as an MMO with millions of ‘heroes’ running around. Looks like generic hotbar Fantasy MMO #17 from what I’ve seen.

 
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