Having just dropped a bombshell this week, Sony has followed up the news of ending one franchise with something more positive.
PlayStation gamers will be seeing the end of SingStar server support in early 2020, something that came out of the blew for many.
But on a more positive note, Sony has partnered with Bethesda to make Elder Scrolls Online a free game to download for a limited time.
The news was announced today as part of the celebration tied to the new Dragonhold content going live on all platforms.
The new Play free event for ESO is now available to anyone who wants to try out the game on PS4.
And a number of other platforms are also benefitting this week, including Steam and Xbox One.
As always, Elder Scrolls Online will only be playable for free for a limited number of days, meaning the earlier you start, the more time you will have in-game.
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According to Bethesda, the Free Play Event kicked off today, November 6 at 10:00AM EST.
This new event will run until Wednesday, November 13 at 10:00AM EST, providing a full weeks worth of action.
During the free play period, you can download and play the ESO base game for all platforms (PC/Mac, Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One) free, no purchase needed.
The one big advantage that PS4 gamers will have over the Xbox One is that a PS Plus membership will not be needed during the trial.
This was hinted at in a recent announcement made by Bethesda, ahead of the Elder Scrolls Online free play event.
The good news for returning free players is that you will be able to carry on your adventures since the last event.
And it also looks like a few bonuses will be waiting for those who are coming back to ESO this week.
“If you’ve played ESO during a previous free play event, you can continue your adventures, and all new ESO accounts created will also receive 500 crowns to spend in the in-game Crown Store,” a message from Bethesda reads.
“Note that Xbox Live Gold is required to play on Xbox One. With access to the ESO base game, you can begin your adventure by creating characters in four of the game’s classes (Nightblade, Templar, Dragonknight, and Sorcerer), exploring 23 unique zones, and taking on the game’s main questline, Mages and Fighters Guild storylines, and much more.
“How you play is completely up to you—it’s your story! In addition to this, you’ll also get access to the Morrowind zone and story, allowing you to discover the home of the Dark Elves.
“Once the event begins, visit our Free Play page to select your platform and begin your adventure.
“Your progress will carry over if you decide to buy the full game. The Free Play event ends on November 13 at 10:00AM EST. A whole world of adventure awaits.”
But while fans are getting free Crowns to spend in the store, it won’t be enough to buy the new Dragonhold DLC.
The new content released today costs 2,000 Crowns but the free Crowns made available can be spent on other things, such as mounts and other cosmetics.