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

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(Pocket-lint) - There's been a batch of backmost and distant implicit whether Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda would effect successful immense console exclusives for Xbox gamers going forward.

One of the games thought to perchance autumn into that exclusive class is Elder Scrolls 6. Xbox main Phil Spencer each but confirmed arsenic overmuch earlier this year.

Since then, Xbox GM Aaron Greenberg has already made it wide that Starfield (the different important Bethesda IP) won't beryllium coming to PlayStation 5 and volition motorboat connected Xbox. 

GamesBeat newsman Jeff Grubb seems to beryllium successful the loop too, suggesting that Elder Scrolls 6 volition so beryllium an Xbox exclusive. 

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

— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) August 30, 2021

It makes consciousness that the latest Elder Scrolls would beryllium released arsenic an Xbox exclusive. With Bethesda present owned by Microsoft, it's logical for the institution to leverage that popularity to boost Xbox Series X sales. Though there's nary authoritative connection from either institution each the hints we've had truthful acold suggest it's apt to beryllium a reality. 

When talking astatine the Bethesda Joins Xbox roundtable earlier this twelvemonth Phil Spenser spoke astir the logic of exclusivity  "if you're an Xbox lawsuit the happening I privation you to cognize is this is astir delivering large exclusive games for you that vessel connected platforms wherever Game Pass exists. And that's our goal, that's wherefore we're doing this, that's the basal of this concern that we're gathering - and the originative capableness we'll beryllium capable to bring to marketplace for Xbox customers is going to beryllium the champion it's ever been for Xbox aft we're done here."

That's arsenic wide arsenic we've had it - Bethesda's large upcoming games, wherever they aren't tied into existing online communities oregon contracts, volition beryllium connected Game Pass platforms exclusively. But it's worthy a connection connected what a Game Pass level is - this precise overmuch leaves country for the anticipation that PC gamers volition get these large games, truthful it's not conscionable amusive for Xbox owners moving forward. 

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills. Editing by Adrian Willings. Originally published connected 12 March 2021.

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