ZeniMax Online's subscription model for The Elder Scrolls Online is coming to a close, much to no one's surprise, and it will be making the switch to free-to-play in mid-March.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is the re-release of the MMO, and all PC gamers will get a free upgrade March 17th. From then on only a one-time purchase is needed to play.
"All existing PC/Mac game accounts, open or closed, will be updated to the Tamriel Unlimited edition in March and former players will be invited back to the game at that time to experience all that is new in the world. New players will make a one-time purchase of the game and play, without restrictions, for as long as they like – without game subscription fees," they announced.
"Tamriel Unlimited will be supported with special, optional downloadable content available for purchase and an in-game Crown Store for convenience and customization items. Regular updates and new gameplay will be offered to all players to enjoy free of additional charges."
There will still be an optional "premium membership service," says the studio, offering "exclusive in-game bonuses, a monthly allotment of crowns to use in the store and access to all DLC game packs while a member. PC/Mac players with active subscriptions on 17th March will be automatically enrolled into ESO Plus and begin enjoying its membership privileges."
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is the rebirth of the MMORPG starting March 17th, and it will be coming to consoles June 9th. A special live stream on thewill air today @ 5.00pm GMT focusing on the changes. Check out the for more.