The 6th main entry into the Elder Scrolls franchise will likely release exclusively to the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series X, and PC Microsoft Store. This information isn’t confirmed but from statements made by the Vice President of Xbox, indications lead that all titles from ZeniMax will become exclusive for the gaming console.
An interview was held with Phil Spencer & Kotaku, with the Xbox Vice President being asked how they’ll recoup financial losses associated with the $7.5 Billion acquisition of ZeniMax. They’re the parent company of Bethesda Studios & retailers of the ID Software. Bethesda develops the Elder Scrolls, Doom, and Fallout franchises. For almost three decades, games created by Bethesda have released for a multitude of consoles under the Zenimax publication.
Xbox Vice President Phil Spencer stated that financially recouping $7.5 Billion, and then begin turning a profit is possible. Kotaku then questioned Spencer on the possibility of recouping acquisition funds by eliminating Bethesda brands from being published on PlayStation. Spencer mentioned that it’s possible, but that Xbox doesn’t want to take away games from substantial player bases.
Phil Spencer somewhat guaranteed exclusivity for Bethesda brands on the Xbox platform. He’d indicate that with xCloud Game Pass, reaching billions worldwide with their gaming requirements isn’t challenging. Phil Spencer mentioned that anyone supporting an Android Smartphone, Personal Computer, or Laptop. The Vice President meant that consumers wanting to experience Bethesda games aren’t required to purchase consoles & physical versions of those titles. Technological improvements eliminate limitations associated with consoling gaming, making it widely accessible to global communities.
Vice President Phil Spencer didn’t make any official announcements that Elder Scrolls Six & Fallout Five will release exclusively for the Xbox platform. However, reading between the lines indicates that Xbox executives are seriously considering the possibility. It’d force dedicated gamers that primarily engage with the PlayStation to use some iteration of the Xbox platform. It should be noted that multiple other exclusives are arriving at the next-generation version of Xbox & xCloud. Those games include:
- Halo Infinite
- Forza Motorsport
- State of Decay Three
- Stalker Two
- As Dusk Falls
- The Medium