After Microsoft's purchase of Bethesda, many gamers fear The Elder Scrolls 6. Will Microsoft publish the RPG epic exclusively for PC and Xbox? Are PS5 players going empty-handed? In an interview, the Xbox boss gives an answer that makes you feel queasy.

The Elder Scrolls 6

Xbox boss speaks plainly: The Elder Scrolls 6 does not need to appear on the PS5

RPG fans have been roaming the world of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim for almost 9 years. Despite numerous mods that not only polish up the game's graphics, but also add new game content, all players agree: The time has come for a successor. Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls 6 with a short teaser at E3 2018, but the game has been quiet since then. For many, however, it was clear at the time: The role-playing game will definitely be released for the PC as well as the two next-gen consoles: PS5 and Xbox Series S / X.

But is that really true? In an interview with Kotaku lets Xbox boss Phil Spencer know that after buying Bethesda, Microsoft is not financially dependent on releasing The Elder Scrolls 6 on PlayStation 5:

  • Kotaku: "Is it possible to recoup a $ 7.5 billion investment if you don't sell Elder Scrolls 6 on the PlayStation?"
  • Phil Spencer: "Yes."

Microsoft can definitely afford to produce the game exclusively for the Xbox and PC. Perhaps the Xbox maker is even skipping the PC platform in an attempt to further boost console sales.

Pure goosebumps! You can watch the teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls 6 here:

Microsoft buys Bethesda, but doesn't want to take any games away from the fans

In the further course of the interview, however, Spencer asserts that Bethesda was not brought on board to exclude players from other platforms:

“I don't want to be snippy in this regard. This deal was not made to take games away from another tribe of players.

Nowhere in our documentation does it say, 'How do we stop other gamers from playing these games?' We want more people to be able to play games, not fewer people to be able to play games . "

So will The Elder Scrolls 6 come out on PlayStation 5 after all? Spencer doesn't give a clear answer to this in the interview. It is conceivable that the Bethesda games will appear exclusively for the Xbox and PC in the future and only find their way to the PS5 a few months later. It remains exciting.

Robert Kohlick
Robert Kohlick, GIGA expert for gaming hardware, PCs and laptops.

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