Bethesda’s upcoming MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online is already considered one of the most highly-anticipated games of the next generation, and it’s slated to arrive in early 2014 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Before you jump into this world, you might want to make sure you have a payment plan in order.

Following a 30-day trial period, players will need to pay $14.99 on a monthly subscription rate in order to access all the features within the game.

“We’re building a game with the freedom to play – alone or with your friends – as much as you want,” Matt Firor, game director of Zenimax Online Studios, explained to Gamestar. “A game with meaningful and consistent content – one packed with hundreds of hours of gameplay that can be experienced right away and one that will be supported with premium customer support.

“Charging a flat monthly (or subscription) fee means that we will offer players the game we set out to make, and the one that fans want to play. Going with any other model meant that we would have to make sacrifices and changes we weren’t willing to make.”

Source: Gamestar