In an interview with Gamestar, Matt Firor, the general manager of zenimax online, has confirmed the Elder Scrolls online will have subscription fees, stating that "one small monthly fee for 100% access to the game fits the IP and the game much better than a system where you have to pay for features and access as you play"

At the moment the planned monthly fee is $14.99 or your regional equivalent, with the developers promising high-quality content updates after the launch of the game.