After Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo, Sony probably had the next game from Bethesda in mind, Starfield, which should have been released exclusively for the PS5. According to information, there have already been talks between the two companies. With the switch from Bethesda to Xbox, this deal should be void. It is now unclear whether the sci-fi role-playing game will even come for PlayStation.
On Monday, Microsoft's takeover of Bethesda caused a real tremor in the industry. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has meanwhile confirmed that some Bethesda games – in addition to Xbox and PC – may also appear for other consoles in the future. In future, those responsible at Microsoft will decide on a case-by-case basis whether there is an exclusivity. This answer should be especially exciting with upcoming highlights such as Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6.
In particular, Starfield was apparently also an issue at Sony before the takeover. According to Imran Khan of Kinda Funny Games, the PlayStation company is said to have had some conversations with Bethesda. The focus was on a temporal exclusivity of the sci-fi role-playing game for PS5. These talks are now likely to have ended. However, this information does not come as a surprise. Previously, Sony had already secured two games from Bethesda exclusively for the PS5 with Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo. Incidentally, this deal will continue to be kept.
Microsoft is paying a total of $ 7.5 billion for the takeover of ZeniMax Media. In the future, well-known brands such as Fallout, The Elder Scrolls or Doom will be owned by Xbox. All new titles from Bethesda will be available immediately on launch in Xbox Game Pass. There is no date for Starfield yet. Most recently, the makers indicated that there will be no more information at all in 2020.
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