News Brief: WildStar and the Elder Scrolls Online
This week we had two major announcements for upcoming online games WildStar and the Elder Scrolls Online both are games that I’m really interested in playing.
WildStar was the first to come out and say that they were shying away from the free to play scene and were going with a subscription based plan. The plan is a typical 15 bucks a month the old standard, but as a twist they say that it is possible to earn an alternative in-game currency that can be traded for game time.
Of course they didn’t release any details on how hard this currency would be to obtain. So far all we know is the in game currency is called C.R.E.D.D. or (Certificate of Research, Exploration, Destruction, and Development).
Elder Scrolls Online
Today the Elder Scrolls followed suit and announced there billing model as subscription model only. So they are going with the 15 bucks a month standard, but they would announce discount to this billing model at a later date.
I assume that the discounts will be for people who pay for more than one month at a time.
Although I will buy and play both of these games at launch with the hopes that both are successful I just hope that the developers haven’t shoot themselves in the foot, by not having a free to play model available at launch.
If I had to predict anything I would bet within 4-8 months both of these games have a free to play plan in place, because some people just don’t want to pay a subscription. If not I’ll be surprised.
So today I ask you, are you willing to pay a subscription to either WildStar or the Elder Scrolls online?
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