The Elder Scrolls Online received some criticism at launch for its subscription model and various bugs, but it has improved noticeably over the years with a number of expansions and patches. Players can experience the game for themselves for free this weekend, provided they have Xbox Live Gold.
“Join 10 million players and begin your story for FREE in The Elder Scrolls Online, from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5. Experience epic tales & adventure, battle mighty beasts in perilous dungeons, fight in massive PvP battles, and more. Xbox Live Gold members can play free on Xbox One, this weekend only!”
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited usually costs $19.99 from Microsoft. The game’s website does not indicate whether your progress will carry over should you choose to purchase the full game after the free weekend period.
Source: The Elder Scrolls Online