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Elder Scrolls Online Will Not Require PlayStation Plus on PS4

Elder Scrolls Online is not going to require a PlayStation Plus membership on the PlayStation 4, director Matt Firor revealed on the PlayStation Blog.

The upcoming MMO is only going to ask users to pay for the game’s monthly subscription, which is mandatory across all platforms. This is good news for owners of the newly released console, since unlike the PlayStation 3, the new PS4 asks for a PlayStation Plus subscription in order to play online.

This becomes a bit worrisome in the case of MMO titles like Elder Scrolls Online, where consumers might have to end up paying both sides.

In his post, Firor also revealed that both North America and Europe will getting their own dedicated servers for the PlayStation 4, which will be separate from the PC ones.

ZeniMax Online Studios are “still testing and tweaking” button mapping configurations for the DualShock 4 controller and are “playing” with different possible uses for the central touchpad.

Since it’s basically a RPG on console, the game will be featuring a slightly different control scheme from previous Elder Scrolls games, but Firor noted there will be some similarities in the configuration to The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim.

The Elder Scrolls Online will launch on April 4 for PC, with PS4 and Xbox One versions set to launch in June.

Source PlayStation Blog