The Elder Scrolls Online’s first microtransaction will be a horse

The Elder Scrolls Online horse

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Should you be rolling in enough wealth that you can afford to buy The Elder Scrolls Online game, the monthly subscription, and still have money left to spare, then Zenimax Online may have something to satisfy your retail cravings in its Elder Scrolls Online cash shop. There won’t be a massive selection available on day one, but one of the things guaranteed to be on sale is a horse.

If you wish to gallop around the starting zones, sat a whole ten hands higher than other newbie players to exert your dominant dollar, then step this way.

In an interview with ZAM, Game Director Matt Firor explained that there would be just two items in the cash store to begin with: “At launch we’re going to have two items: the ability to upgrade to the Imperial Edition, and an entry level horse (Palomino colored). The horse you get in both purchases is functionally the same, but the Imperial Edition is the only way to ever get the White horse. We have the Palomino horse available to allow players to purchase a basic mount without purchasing the entire Imperial Edition.”

There’s no word on how much the Palomino horse will cost, but hopefully after past experiments with the price of horse armour, the number on the tag won’t be too high. Flaunting your own cash in the shop will save you 15,000 in-game gold, which presumably takes quite a time to amount, and thus means you can become a first-class citizen much faster than those who keep their wallets closer to their chests.