Bethesda’s latest update on The Elder Scrolls 6 and its catalog is bad news for PlayStation players on PS4 and PS5. A few months ago, Microsoft announced the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, the publisher of games and series such as The oldest rolls and Fall out, but also DOM, Dishonest, Wolfenstein, RAGE, Earthquakeand Exchange. At the time of the announcement, it was unclear what this meant for PS5 and PS4 gamers looking forward to games like The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield. And for a while this was unclear, but now there is more information on these issues.
The good news is that it sounds like Bethesda and Microsoft have no plans to stop releasing games on PlayStation consoles, at least not as a carpet policy. The bad news is that Xbox CFO Tim Stuart during a recent conference suggested that Bethesda games will at least play best on the Xbox, and in some cases even get there first.
“We have no intention of simply extracting all Bethesda content from Sony or Nintendo or otherwise,”
“Yes. It’s not a point about being exclusive. It’s not a point about us being – adjusting timing or content or schedule. But if you think of something like Game Pass, if it’s best displayed in Game Pass, is that what we want to see and we’ll run our Game Pass subscriber base through that Bethesda pipeline. Then again, I’m not announcing that I’re pulling content from platforms one way or the other. see us switch to a first or better or best approach on our platforms. “
Unfortunately, for now, Microsoft and Bethesda say nothing definitive. You assume that if the couple had plans to make all or some of their games Xbox consoles exclusive, they would simply announce this as it would help push Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S devices. That said, at least it sounds like PlayStation fans may not enjoy the same quality sports as Xbox players and may have to wait for timed exclusivity periods.
The Elder Scrolls 6 is under development for PC, and at the moment this is the only platform announced, and at the moment there has also been no word on a release date or a release window.