ESO and other MMOs still behind Microsoft's console paywall

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By Massively on May 14, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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    Microsoft announced yesterday that its Xbox Live Gold subscription will no longer be required in order to use Netflix, HBO Go, and other entertainment apps. The company's new-found generosity doesn't apply to free-to-play games and MMOs including The Elder Scrolls Online, though.

    Microsoft's Phil Spencer told Joystiq that "engineering constraints, policy constraints, and partner constraints" are to blame, though Bethesda has previously expressed its dissatisfaction with the arrangement.

    ZeniMax recently announced that ESO's console release has been delayed by six months.
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