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Friday, 3 September 2021

Elder Scrolls 6 and other Bethesda games will probably be Xbox exclusives after all

There's been a lot of back and forth over whether Microsoft's purchase of Bethesda would result in huge console exclusives for Xbox gamers going forward.

One of the games thought to potentially fall into that exclusive category is Elder Scrolls 6. Xbox chief Phil Spencer all but confirmed as much earlier this year.

Since then, Xbox GM Aaron Greenberg has already made it clear that Starfield (the other significant Bethesda IP) won't be coming to PlayStation 5 and will launch on Xbox. 

GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb seems to be in the loop too, suggesting that Elder Scrolls 6 will indeed be an Xbox exclusive. 

No. And also Elder Scrolls 6 is planned as Xbox exclusive as well. https://t.co/K4VCC5DrXL

â€" Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) August 30, 2021

It makes sense that the latest Elder Scrolls would be released as an Xbox exclusive. With Bethesda now owned by Microsoft, it's logical for the company to leverage that popularity to boost Xbox Series X sales. Though there's no official word from either company all the hints we've had so far suggest it's likely to be a reality. 

When talking at the Bethesda Joins Xbox roundtable earlier this year Phil Spenser spoke about the logic of exclusivity  "if you're an Xbox customer the thing I want you to know is this is about delivering great exclusive games for you that ship on platforms where Game Pass exists. And that's our goal, that's why we're doing this, that's the root of this partnership that we're building - and the creative capability we'll be able to bring to market for Xbox customers is going to be the best it's ever been for Xbox after we're done here."

That's as clear as we've had it - Bethesda's big upcoming games, where they aren't tied into existing online communities or contracts, will be on Game Pass platforms exclusively. But it's worth a word on what a Game Pass platform is - this very much leaves room for the expectation that PC gamers will get these big games, so it's not just fun for Xbox owners moving forward. 

Source : https://www.pocket-lint.com/games/news/bethesda/156113-phil-spencer-bethesda-xbox-game-pass-exclusive-elder-scrolls

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