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xbox one to Pc?

XxRoyalHighnessxX
XxRoyalHighnessxX
Soul Shriven
I've been playing eso for xbox one for about 4 months now and really enjoy it, so much that I bought a new laptop (with gaming in mind) so that I could play while traveling without having to lug my console, monitor, etc. My question is: Do I have to buy the PC version of the game and just hope that my characters transfer over? I have no idea how this works. Also I have never played a game on PC before, I have strictly stuck to xbox games for years, which is obviously a disk/download, but my new laptop has no disk drive so I'm assuming I get some kind of a code or something upon purchase? Also (if anyone) has good or bad experiences to share gaming on a HP OMEN 8gb laptop core i7
Any answers appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Allyhoo811
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    Chanman23 wrote: »
    However, if youve gotten really far, you can always mail your stuff from your xbox account to your pc account. So theres that at least.

    Have you actually tried doing this? How does that work? PC and Xbox One accounts are on completely different servers. You cannot play with or contact console players from a PC account, so how would you be able to mail your account on a different platform in-game items. How would they transfer to a different physical server?
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  • sadownik
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    Sadly yes, you need to buy PC copy of the game.
  • IdesofMarch2
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    Funny I was gonna post the exact same question. I was planning on getting a pc version for my iMac since everyone is always on the tv and I dont want to hog it. I was curious too if my character would just transfer over when I log in? If not I assume I have to start over.
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    Magicka Sorc
    Magicka Nightblade
  • Allyhoo811
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    You will have to buy a new copy of the game to play on PC, and you will need to download it to your PC from whatever site your purchase the game from).

    Also, you will not be able to play the same characters from your Xbox One account. The servers are completely separate and transfers are not allowed at this time.
  • IdesofMarch2
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    Ah so new character. That's cool I wouldn't mind maybe using a different race or pact. I have created 2 characters and both were high elf's one a nord and my current a DK. Maybe a sorc next?
    Edited by IdesofMarch2 on September 29, 2015 6:08PM
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    Xbox One
    Magicka Sorc
    Magicka Nightblade
  • XxRoyalHighnessxX
    XxRoyalHighnessxX
    Soul Shriven
    Thanx for the replies, I don't mind buying another game, its two subscriptions and starting all over again that would suck. To the person that was concerned with hogging the TV IDESOAMARCH2 if you have windows 10 you you stream your Xbox through your pc and allow your family etc to use the tv, this is effective if still on the same wireday or wireless connection
  • XxRoyalHighnessxX
    XxRoyalHighnessxX
    Soul Shriven
    **you can stream your Xbox through your pc now, but only with the xboxone app and Windows 10. This isnt useful to me because I have a couple monitor's but if you plan to play in your own home this will work on pc. I was hoping to travel with my games and play it on my laptop, but I guess I was asking for too much. Lol. Thanx for all the answers.
  • Chanman23
    Chanman23
    However, if youve gotten really far, you can always mail your stuff from your xbox account to your pc account. So theres that at least.
  • IdesofMarch2
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    Wow I didn't know that but I have Mac so I prob can't do that
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    Magicka Sorc
    Magicka Nightblade
  • IdesofMarch2
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    So wait if I bought it again I would have to pay for another online subscription? Not eso plus but online? I thought you could just sign in under your same account??
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    Magicka Sorc
    Magicka Nightblade
  • Sertith
    Sertith
    So wait if I bought it again I would have to pay for another online subscription? Not eso plus but online? I thought you could just sign in under your same account??

    You have to have some kind of internet connection to play it, so yes, you have to pay for internet. Or steal if from your neighbors, I guess. But you can't play it offline...

    The account should be the same, I know I can play on PS4 and PC with the same ESO account, but I can't move characters from one platform to the other.
  • i3ig_Gun
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    Your characters will not transfer over, or update from one system to the next.

    What you have on ps4/xbox will never update to PC, and vise versa across all platforms.
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  • IdesofMarch2
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    I'm really not talking about transferring characters anymore I mean I pay 60 bucks now for online with Xbox if I bought eso for pc after download would I have to pay another 60 for online for the new game to on pc or can I just use my current account.
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  • Allyhoo811
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    I'm really not talking about transferring characters anymore I mean I pay 60 bucks now for online with Xbox if I bought eso for pc after download would I have to pay another 60 for online for the new game to on pc or can I just use my current account.

    I'm not sure what you mean by paying for online, let me know if none of these apply :)

    If you mean that you bought the game for $60 dollars on Xbox, then yes, to play on PC you would have to purchase a second copy of the game to play ESO there (n.b., because the PC game has been out longer, you could probably find it for significantly cheaper than you purchased the console game at launch).

    If you mean that you pay $60 each month for an internet connection to your home, then no, you would not need to purchase a second internet connection to play the game on PC. You would still need to purchase the game for PC and any content you wanted from the crown store would also have to be re-purchased, but you would not need a separate internet connection.

  • IdesofMarch2
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    I meant the latter. I know I would have to buy they game. I bought my xbox copy at a store not a download. Like you know I had to sign up for Xbox live 60 dollars a year for the online service. I wanted to know if I downloaded a second game for pc on the eso site would I have to buy another subscription for pc? Like another $60 for the year.
    Runs with the A.D.
    Xbox One
    Magicka Sorc
    Magicka Nightblade
  • Allyhoo811
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    I meant the latter. I know I would have to buy they game. I bought my xbox copy at a store not a download. Like you know I had to sign up for Xbox live 60 dollars a year for the online service. I wanted to know if I downloaded a second game for pc on the eso site would I have to buy another subscription for pc? Like another $60 for the year.

    The 60 dollars for Xbox Live doesn't go to ZOS, that is something Microsoft requires that you pay to play any game online.

    You can play the PC game as long as you have a working internet connection, which you would have to have to use Xbox Live :)

  • Sertith
    Sertith
    I have to ask, if you don't have an ISP, how are you getting internet to your xbox? Have you never used a computer before? I'm confused about how you don't know what internet is...
  • IdesofMarch2
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    Huh? I do have an isp Verizon. What are you talking about. Maybe in just not explaining it they way I mean it.
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    Magicka Sorc
    Magicka Nightblade
  • EternalDiva
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    I meant the latter. I know I would have to buy they game. I bought my xbox copy at a store not a download. Like you know I had to sign up for Xbox live 60 dollars a year for the online service. I wanted to know if I downloaded a second game for pc on the eso site would I have to buy another subscription for pc? Like another $60 for the year.

    I think you are talking about the plus subscription maybe? From what Ive read, you not only have to purchase the game anew for any other console/PC but you have to pay for a separate ESO Plus subscription for each...just under 15 dollars a month.

    XBOX live gold is 60 bucks a month and has nothing to do with ESO on a PC. I mean the sad thing is to play on xbox you have to pay for a gold subscription on top of what you have to pay ESO. However, if you play on your PC, mac or windows, you do NOT have to pay for any other access. Except internet. Which you must have in order to play ESO regardless of if you have an XBOX or a PC.

    Others may correct me if I am wrong regarding xbox. I have PC and have just purchased my xbox one. But from what Ive seen you not only need internet, you need to purchase xbox gold on top of everything else.

    PC costs:
    buy game,
    pay for optional ESO plus subscription (you can play for free/but plus gives you benefits,
    internet

    Xbox one costs
    buy game,
    pay for optional ESO plus subscription (you can play for free/but plus gives you benefits,
    internet
    xbox live gold
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