Does Microsoft even have a chance against the PS5 with the Xbox Series? The Xbox boss is now pulling his next trump card out of his sleeve, which should cause PlayStation gamers to worry.
After Bethesda takeover: Xbox boss announces Microsoft-exclusive games
Microsoft's mega-deal with Bethesda finally seems to be dry. After the responsible commissions of the EU and the USA have given their blessings, nothing stands in the way of the takeover. Xbox boss Phil Spencer now also has the Bethesda team – as part of an official blog post – welcomed into the Microsoft family.
There is also some interesting information there about what plans the company has with Bethesda in the future. One sentence, however, is likely to be a thorn in the side of PlayStation players in particular:
"With the acquisition of the creative Bethesda teams, gamers should know that Xbox consoles, PC and Game Pass will be the best place to experience new Bethesda games – including some new titles in the future that will be released exclusively for Xbox and PC players."
The announcement by the Xbox boss is not a big surprise – but now we have it again in black and white: Some games from Bethesda will not appear for the PlayStation in the future. However, Spencer does not provide precise information about which games will appear exclusively for the Microsoft platforms.
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Although Spencer claims that it is important to Microsoft that Bethesda continue to develop games, "As they always did", the deal is likely to have some ramifications.
Which Bethesda games will appear exclusively in the future is unclear – the assumption that The Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield are at least exclusively playable on the PC and the Xbox, however, is obvious. How the situation develops remains to be seen. PlayStation gamers should expect a few changes, however.