Xbox waited a long time for solid exclusive productions. After the purchase of Bethesda, speculation started as to whether the future productions of The Elder Scrolls 6 studio or Starfield, announced a few years earlier, would suddenly become exclusive games for Xbox consoles.
Finally, during E3 2021, the company confirmed that the space RPG would not be available on PlayStation 5, and only owners of the Xbox Series X / S or PC will be able to play it. In a recent interview with Gamespot Pete Hines, Bethesda’s marketing chief apologized to PS5 owners for this situation:
“Sorry, all I can say is ‘sorry’ because I’m sure it’s frustrating for a lot of people, but I can’t do much about it.”
Starfield exclusivity is the most emphatic highlight of Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda. It seems the studio is no longer able to make its own decisions:
“I don’t know how to calm the fears and fears of PlayStation 5 fans other than by saying,” I’m a PlayStation 5 player myself. I play this console, and there are games that I will still be playing on it. ” However, if you want to play Starfield? PC and Xbox. “
Microsoft’s decision may raise serious concerns about the availability of The Elder Scrolls 6 on other consoles. Especially that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has not been idle in exploring many different platforms. From traditional consoles and PCs to Switch and refrigerators. Not to mention virtual reality.