Ah, the inevitable transition to F2P that every MMO goes through- bar the unstoppable money making machine WOW- has finally caught up with Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Online. Or so that’s what people are speculating, with the latest report from Kotaku.
Kotaku says a source within EB Games has informed them that employees have been told to remove all copies of the game from the shelves- including pre-paid time cards- and ship them back to the distributer. This alone doesn’t necessarily support a shift to F2P but this, combined with the 60 day subscription package has also been removed from Zenimax Online, does sport all the classic hallmarks of a transition.
Speaking as a former EB employee- oh God, continue to block out the suppressed memories- every time we got a directive like this regarding an MMO, it wasn’t long before that title ended up shifting to F2P. Zenimax nor Bethesda has made comment yet on the situation but we will keep you updated with any further news.