The Elder Scrolls Online won't require a PlayStation Plus membership

The image is a metaphor, see.  The crocodile guy represents subscription fees, and the sword... wait, no.  The sword is subscription fees, the crocodile guy is the PlayStation 4, and the shield is... your internet connection?  That doesn't make sense.  Hold on.  We can do this.
If you're looking forward to playing The Elder Scrolls Online on a console, it's going to be cheaper to do so on the PlayStation 4. Why? Because subscribers will not need a PlayStation Plus subscription to subscribe to the game and keep playing online. Xbox One owners, meanwhile, will require an Xbox Live Gold membership in order to subscribe, bringing the cost up ever so slightly beyond the normal price of entry. That's the takeaway from a recent post on the official PlayStation blog by game director Matt Firor.

Other important points from this blog entry are the fact that the servers for the game will be split by platforms, meaning that PC players cannot play with PS4 players and vice versa. Firor also stated that while the team does not have an exact timetable, a beta on PS4 is incoming for later this year. The game is launching on the PC on April 4th, 2014.
This article was originally published on Massively.