PS4 owners will be able to play The Elder Scrolls Online without the need for a PlayStation Plus subscription, ZeniMax Online Studios game director Matt Firor has confirmed.

Last year Bethesda said that it hoped it could work around the PS Plus requirement for online play, but didn't sound hopeful.

Thankfully, Sony and Bethesda have been able to come to an agreement that only the game-specific subscription - the same that players on PC and Mac must pay - is required.

"A PlayStation Plus membership is not required to play The Elder Scrolls Online," wrote Firor on the PlayStation Blog. "PS4 players will only be required to pay the same monthly subscription associated with The Elder Scrolls Online that PC and Mac users will pay - nothing more."

The Elder Scrolls Online launches for PC and Mac on April 4, followed in June on Xbox One and PS4. It's assumed that an Xbox Live Gold membership will also be required for play on Xbox One.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog