Zenimax and Bethesda are remaining tightlipped in the face of swirling rumours that The Elder Scrolls Online could be moving to a free-to-play model. Meanwhile, one Aussie retailer claims removing the game from shelves is part of its typical stock adjustment.
Last week, EB Games reportedly sent out a directive to its nation-wide stores requesting that all copies of The Elder Scrolls Online – including pre-paid time cards – should be removed from shelves and sent back to the publisher. The deadline? Tomorrow, January 13.
Analysts suspected this was the start of a shift towards a free-to-play model, but now EB has explained that it’s “just part of a normal stock recall”.
Post-Christmas we ask stores to send back anything that they may have too much of in store. This time we included many titles, including The Evil Within, Destiny and The Elder Scrolls Online.
Zenimax Australia was unavailable for comment last week – we’ll keep you posted.