Some future Bethesda games will be exclusive to PC and Xbox consoles, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has revealed.
In an article on Xbox Wire welcoming Bethesda to Team Xbox, Spencer wrote the following: “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.”
The news arrives as Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media has been finalized, which brings franchises like Doom, Fallout, Wolfenstein and The Elder Scrolls under Xbox’s wing.
Many fans have been interested in whether new games from Bethesda could be exclusive to the platform going forward as a result of the deal. Spencer’s comments suggest that “some” will. Previously, Spencer said that future Bethesda titles would come to “other consoles on a case by case basis.”
One of the biggest games hanging in the balance is The Elder Scrolls 6. Bethesda boss Todd Howard has said that it’s “hard to imagine” it as an Xbox-exclusive game. After the acquisition was announced, Bethesda and Lucasfilm revealed a new Indiana Jones project, which could also potentially be exclusive to Xbox.
In other Xbox news, Director of Program Management Jason Ronald recently said that there are unannounced Xbox games scheduled for release in 2021.
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