The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda’s upcoming MMORPG will not require a PlayStation Plus membership to be played on the PlayStation 4.
Speaking with the European PS Blog Zenimax Online also made a clarification on how the servers will work as well for the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online.
“A PlayStation Plus membership is not required to play The Elder Scrolls Online. PS4 players will only be required to pay the same monthly subscription associated with The Elder Scrolls Online that PC and Mac users will pay — nothing more.”
This is not the case for the Xbox One as a Gold membership is required to play the game on the XBO.
Europeans and North Americans will also have megaservers for The Elder Scrolls Online which will be separate from each other. “PS4 users will play The Elder Scrolls Online on either the European PS4 megaserver or the North American PS4 megaserver.” This means that players on the Mac and PC won’t be able to interact with those on the PS4 which is “good news for PS4 players,” this is good news because PS4 won’t have to “worry about contending with higher-level PC players when ESO launches on the PlayStation 4.”
There is currently no release date set for The Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 and Xbox One but it is expected some time this year.