Console Wars: Almost all of the Bethesda games are somewhat predictable, but after the massive success of Skyrim in 2011, it's no surprise that everyone is eagerly awaiting the next Elder Scrolls title. Will Elder Scrolls 6 have a better Skyrim? Or even Starfield? Unfortunately, it seems that only Xbox and PC customers will find answers to these questions, if the recent comments of Xbox boss Phil Spencer are relevant.
When Microsoft first acquired Bethesda, nearly everyone who doesn't own an Xbox or PC was worried. Are all upcoming Bethesda titles going forward exclusively? Phil Spencer's assertions at the time were not very convincing. All he wanted to say was that a potential monopoly is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. p>
In a recent interview with GQ, Spencer wanted to talk a little more about Microsoft. "It's not about penalizing any other platform, as I basically believe that all platforms can continue to grow," he said. "But to be on Xbox, I want to be able to bring the full package of what we have. And that's true when I think of Elder Scrolls VI. It's true when I think of all of us. The franchise."
Spencer doesn't explicitly mention That ES6 is going to be an Xbox/PC monopoly, but since it's going to be Starfield, it's hard to read what he's saying from another angle. If that were the case, Bethesda would lose a significant portion of its players. From now on, PlayStation fans will have to make their own choices.
They can join the other side — via Game Pass, xCloud, PC, or Xbox Series S and X — or lose the next pass. None of these options appeal to diehard PlayStation customers, but Microsoft may have relied on at least a few bulletproof cases. p>
Of course, it's also possible that both Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 exclusive shows will be timed. However, some of Sony's biggest successes eventually carry over to PC, such as God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn. Admittedly, that's a bit unlikely, but at least there's a history of big-budget monopolies that have finally bridged the platform gap. p>
Phil Spencer notes that The Elder Scrolls 6 will be exclusive to Xbox and PC
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