Elder Scrolls Online Release Dates, but Is It worth the Price Tag?

Most gamers have been waiting for more news on the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online mmorpg. Testing at various stages has been and gone, the game is ready to launch on April 4th for PC and MAC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users will have to wait until June. With the release around the corner will you be pre-purchasing a copy of ESO or not? Tell us why on Facebook.

There are physical and digital versions available with pre-purchase unlocking access to the servers a full five days early. Physical or digital, you will have to choose between the Imperial and Standard edition. The imperial edition comes with a host of extra goodies to temp you to spend. You get a cool white horse to ride around on, a mud crab pet to follow you around, a buddy quest to get bonus exp when grouped, you can “play as an Imperial and play in any Alliance. You gain unique bonuses, crafting styles, gear and more!”

To me it sounds like the standard edition gets you in game, then you feel bad about all the bonuses you are missing out on. You can of course pay extra to upgrade at any point, should you fall sufficiently behind.

Prices are taken directly from here.

The digital Standard Edition is priced at $59.99 (€54.99 / £49.99)
The digital Imperial Edition is priced at $79.99 (€79.99 / £69.99)
The physical Imperial Edition will retail for $99.99 (€99.99 / £89.99)

You get 30 days play with your first purchase then it’s a recurring subscription of $14.99/30 days (€12.99 / £8.99). The first 30 days begin at or after the official launch of the game when players select their preferred subscription plan. Subscription fees will only be charged after the first 30 days.

I’m so sure I’m convinced to play anymore, what about you?