It is unknown whether The Elder Scrolls Online will launch as a free-to-play or subscription game. Nicholas Lovell, founder of videogame business consultancy Gamesbrief, believes that the game will launch as a subscription title and make the switch to free-to-play.

“I still believe that subscription games are on the way out. It is conceivable that Bethesda will launch with a subscription service to attract the early adopters, because that is the model they understand,” said Lovell. “They will switch to free-to-play later, in the same way that many iOS games go from paid to freemium over their lifetime. EA is struggling with The Old Republic, [but] almost everyone else is transitioning to free-to-play.”

Source: Edge