Well, it shouldn’t come as a surprise, really, but it’s confirmed The Elder Scrolls Online will go with a subscription model, as well.
Matt Frior says:
Charging a flat monthly (or subscription) fee means that we will offer players the game we set out to make, and the one that fans want to play. Going with any other model meant that we would have to make sacrifices and changes we weren’t willing to make.
The word “yet” or “at launch” isn’t used, which makes me a little more confident Zenimax really wants that model for their game. And also: no RMT/Gold/subscription time trading stuff.