ESO Console Costs: Xbox Live Gold Required, PS+ Not
Will playing online with The Elder Scrolls Online have a separate subscription compared to PlayStation Plus?
A PlayStation Plus membership is not required to play The Elder Scrolls Online. PS4 players will only be required to pay the same monthly subscription associated with The Elder Scrolls Online that PC and Mac users will pay — nothing more.
That's obviously exciting news for PS4 players who were hesitant about the possibility of paying an additional fee on top of the already hefty cost of ESO.
But what about Microsoft and the Xbox One? Game Informer tracked down Bethesda for clarification on whether or not the PS4's policy would be shared with the One. And the verdict is...
Xbox One users will need an Xbox Gold subscription,
... Less than ideal. As expected, One users will have to pay two subscriptions.