One of the announcements oddly missing from the Elder Scrolls Online’s Elsweyr hoopla earlier this week was one about physical swag for the collector’s edition. Turns out that wasn’t an oversight; that was intentional, and ZeniMax isn’t offering a physical CE for the catpeople chapter at all.ZeniMax tweeted. “We are exploring options for at least one (or more) Season of the Dragon-themed physical collectible item that will not require a game purchase. If these prove to be popular, we could release more over the year. Stay tuned for details!”
Queue mixed reactions from the playerbase – some folks wanted “collection continuity,” while others didn’t really want to pay for the whole shebang anyway. Still others are wondering whether Bethsoft’s substudios are simply backing away from physical content after the disastrous Fallout 76 backlash late last year. Either way, no dragon statues for you… at least not as part of a CE.
🐈 Elsweyr Update 🐈
We decided to move away from requiring our most loyal, invested players to purchase a full version of the game every year in order to get the physical Collector's Edition goodies, so we decided not to release a physical CE for Elsweyr. (1/2)
— The Elder Scrolls Online (@TESOnline) January 18, 2019