Will we be able to play future Bethesda games like The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield only on the Xbox console? This question has been in the room since the announcement that Microsoft is buying Zenimax and thus Bethesda.
"We always look at it on a case-by-case basis," says Bethesda's Todd Howard in an interview. "We're going to do that as part of Microsoft too. They've been pretty open about other platforms, not just within the Xbox system. That's an outside perspective, but looking back ten years at Microsoft, you wouldn't have expected that either there's a full office suite on an iPhone. "
He went on to say, "I can't really predict how things will be, other than we've done these types of exercises ourselves as independents. If you look at every Elder Scrolls game, there was some exclusivity on Xbox or Xbox at Microsoft. We've partnered every game. Morrowind was basically an exclusive, Oblivion was an exclusive for a long time, the Skyrim DLCs were exclusive for a long time … We'll decide which is ours in due course Audience makes the most sense, and I can't really predict what that will look like today. "
However, Todd Howard also said of an Xbox exclusivity: "I have to agree, it's really hard to imagine." So there is still hope that we will get The Elder Scrolls 6 (buy now ) can also play on the PS5. Interestingly enough, we're only talking about The Elder Scrolls 6 and not about Starfield. Bethesda and Microsoft may offer Starfield exclusively for the Xbox, but The Elder Scrolls 6 will not because of the community on Playstation. Presumably we have to expect at least a temporal exclusivity for Xbox.
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