With the update, players will be able to purchase and customize their own homes in the game world. The homes are instanced, so you won’t be competing with other plans to secure a plot of land.
When Homestead launches, there will be around 40 different options, ranging from a small room at an inn to “huge manor estates with vast outdoor areas.” You can even buy an island. Each one is themed around one of Elder Scrolls’ 10 races, though there aren’t any restrictions on who can buy which one. You can own more than one, but only one of each type, and they’ll all be shared across your account.
Once you’ve acquired a home, you’ll be able to customize it with over 2,000 different pieces of furniture and decorations, including chairs, beds, books, paintings, lights, and so on. These items can be purchased or crafted (crafted items can then be sold to other players), allowing them to be freely placed wherever you want. Most items can be purchased with gold or Crowns, suggesting some will require Crowns, the premium currency that costs real-world money.
All players will receive a free home when the update launches by completing a tutorial. Read GameSpot’s previous Homestead coverage to learn more, while you can see it in action through the video above.
The Elder Scrolls Online’s Morrowind expansion comes out in June. Check out GameSpot’s report on that expansion to learn more about what it adds and more.