In 2014, The Elder Scrolls Online had a monthly paid subscription. In 2015, it ditched those subs. Now, Bethesda’s literally offering money to people who play it—they’re giving away $1 million to a random player, to be announced on February 1 2016.
What this cuddly pack guar will do is carry your burdens better than Lydia ever could. Pack guars have been around for way longer than Skyrim housecarls, so they've gotten good at this kind of thing.
In a look back on Elder Scrolls Online's beta, Zenimax Online Studios writes about how player feedback helped them address issues related to combat and early progression, and properly prepare for the game's April 4 launch by setting up overflow servers. Have a look at the blog post to see all the changes.
"Never have our choices weighed more heavily," boasts the narrator. That's hard to believe, considering we're talking about an MMORPG—but hey. Awesome-looking (and sounding!) trailer. Those first-person shots really help give it that Elder Scrolls feel. And... oh, yeah. The game's coming to next-gen consoles, too.