Bethesda, as you might recall, was officially acquired by Microsoft earlier this year for the sum of $7.5 billion. It’s naturally raised a lot of concerns about the future of Bethesda games on other platforms, like the Nintendo systems.
While we previously heard how future Bethesda titles would be “where Game Pass exists”, and that “some” new Bethesda titles would likely be exclusive to Xbox and PC, in a new interview with GQ focused on Xbox’s 20th anniversary, questions have once again popped up about The Elder Scrolls 6’s possible exclusivity.
Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, seemingly confirmed this exclusivity (again) – explaining how it wasn’t about “punishing” other platforms. It’s more about bringing the “full complete package” – with services like Game Pass and Live, which is apparently only possible on Xbox.
“It’s not about punishing any other platform, like I fundamentally believe all of the platforms can continue to grow. But in order to be on Xbox, I want us to be able to bring the full complete package of what we have. And that would be true when I think about Elder Scrolls VI. That would be true when I think about any of our franchises.”
Future Elder Scrolls releases on other platforms (such as Nintendo’s systems) aren’t looking great right now. But hey, at least we got The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – even if we missed out on the recent anniversary content. The id Software anniversary release, Quake, was the most recent Bethesda-published title to launch on Nintendo’s hybrid system.
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