Elder Scrolls Online plans sales and free-play weekend for PC and PS4 players

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If you’ve been curious about The Elder Scrolls Online but didn’t want to take the plunge with the box fee, good news for you, at least if you’re not on Xbox One: Bethsoft is offering what it’s calling an extended free-play weekend for the game starting tomorrow and running through November 20th. (Update: Bethsoft has noted that Xbox One players will get a free-play weekend, but it hasn’t been announced yet.)

“The North American PlayStation 4 Free Play Weekend will begin at 12:01 am US eastern time tomorrow. PlayStation Plus is not required to participate. The PC and Mac Free Play Weekend on Steam will begin at 1 pm eastern time tomorrow. Information on a Free Play Weekend for Xbox One will be revealed soon. As always, there is no subscription required to play The Elder Scrolls Online. Players simply need to download the game, create an account, and begin their adventures in Tamriel.”

Folks who sign up for an account during the free-play event will have access to the Tamriel Unlimited base game, 500 crowns to play with in the cash shop, and the chance to enter the ongoing Trip of a Lifetime contest. Should you choose to upgrade your account to a paid account at the end of the event, you’ll keep all your stuff too.

Already own the game? Expect North American sales this weekend on crown packs and all versions of the game, including the bundle with the four original DLC.

“PlayStation 4 players should navigate to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited on the PlayStation Store to download the game starting at 12:01 am US eastern time tomorrow. Players on PC and Mac should download the game via Steam starting at 1 pm eastern time tomorrow. Once the game is downloaded and players have created an account, they can login and play immediately.”

Source: Press release
Update: We’ve updated this piece to clarify that an Xbox One free-play weekend is coming; we just don’t know when yet. Likewise, the official site clarifies that the promotion will extend to Europe as well. “The Free Play Weekend will run until November 20 at 11:59PM local time in Europe and 11:59PM EST in North America. […] In celebration of the Free Play Weekend on PlayStation 4 and PC/Mac, we will be offering discounts on Crown Packs and all versions of the game through Monday, November 28. (Please note: The European PlayStation Store sale ends on Thursday, November 24.)” – thanks Tando!

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