Over the last few days, word started spreading about the console version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. The rumor, which started from an official forums admin from Zenimax Online, indicated that the console versions of the MMO would require a CD Key, and thus could not be rented, sold, loaned or bought used.
Bethesda has stepped in and cleared that up.
In case you were wondering: The console disc version of #ESOTU works like other boxed console games and doesn't require a one-time use code.
— Elder Scrolls Online (@TESOnline) May 14, 2015
Hmm, okay. Well, what about the official post on the forums that lead us to run a story. Oh? That’s been edited too? Here’s the full text from that now.
EDIT: This post has been edited to include the correct information on this question:
The physical console version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited does not require a one-time game code. As with any other boxed PS4 / Xbox One game only the game disc is needed for verification.
Edited by ZOS_GaryA on May 14, 2015 2:05PM
Well, there you have it. Yesterday, I talked about how an MMO jumping to consoles would need to adopt console gaming standards and rid itself of a CD Key in order to work. Well, my fears were apparently for nothing. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will not require a CD Key or any type of one-time use code in order to play.
That, as Professor Farnsworth would say, is good news.