If you’re a PlayStation 5 owner and a Bethesda lover, you might want to think about investing in an Xbox Series X/S as well.
When Microsoft spent a truly insane 7.5 billion on acquiring Bethesda you knew that shit was going to get real eventually.
Surely the company would want to heat up the age old console war by making some of their future titles exclusive to the Xbox and PC family.
Now it seems that is exactly the plan. Taking to an Xbox Wire blog post, Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, wrote the following:
“Now that everything is official, we can begin working together to deliver more great games to everyone. At every step building toward this moment, I’ve been inspired and motivated by the creativity, insight, and community-first approach of the talented people at Bethesda. Our goal is to give these teams the best foundation for doing their greatest work and to learn from them as we continue to build Xbox into an inclusive platform for all players…
“With the addition of the Bethesda creative 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 exclusive to Xbox and PC players.”
Yep, that’s definitely a dagger in the heart for PlayStation and Nintendo fans around the world.
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For those unaware, Bethesda Softworks is a major player in the video game space. The company encompasses eight development studios like Bethesda Game Studios, id Software and Arkane. These studios have made classics like Fallout 3, DOOM and Elder Scrolls.
Despite Spencer’s confirmation though, it’s still unclear as to when these exclusives will start to roll out. It’s highly unlikely that both the previously announced Starfield and Elder Scrolls VI will be Xbox-only.
The upcoming Indiana Jones game, on the other hand, very well could be Xbox’s best way to compete against the likes of Uncharted.
Before all of that though we have Deathloop – a PS5 exclusive from a Bethesda Studio that just makes the whole situation even more confusing. It’s currently set for release in May.
Stay tuned, friends. The next 12 months are going to be mighty interesting.