It was my understanding that it was online only - like ESO. Yeah you can play it single player, but I thought you needed to be online to play...meaning the disc content is just an install rather than the actual game on the disc.
I actually hope that I misunderstood that. I don't pay for PS+ and certainly don't have any interest in potentially paying for a game subscription on top of that. I was kinda half asleep. I honestly hope I'm wrong because I like Fallout and would definitely buy this if I didn't need to be online to play.
i think he was just saying that they had dedicated servers for the game as opposed to p2p connection where other players having a bad connection would cause lag. he also said that a maximum of 16 players could play on the same game that doesn't sound like elder scrolls online at all. i understood it that you could play by yourself like you always have or with up to 16 friends online.
i hope you misunderstood and not me because i don't have ps+ either i only play single player games.
either way it's safe to preorder because of the beta we'll know how it is before it comes out you can always cancel. or do in store pickup and just never pick it up if after it comes out you decide you don't want it.