Elder Scrolls 6 Will Come Out On Xbox and PC Only
Microsoft’s Zenimax Media acquisition, which makes the Elder Scrolls 6 will be an Xbox platform exclusive has troubled PS5 owners. Starfield will be an Xbox exclusive, much to the chagrin of PlayStation users, but surely Phil Spencer wouldn’t deny a massive, healthy platform of one of the most anticipated games of all time? Well, Microsoft is going to do just that.
According to a new interview with the Xbox boss at GQ, which makes it as plain as day that Elder Scrolls 6 will act as a kind of cudgel against Sony’s console market dominance. Spencer doesn’t say it that way. “It’s not about punishing any other platform like I fundamentally believe all of the platforms can continue to grow,” he said. “But in order to be on Xbox, I want us to be able to bring the full complete package of what we have. And that would be true when I think about Elder Scrolls 6. That would be true when I think about any of our franchises.”
Microsoft releases all of its first-party games on PC day one nowadays, so short of an unexpected about-face, The Elder Scrolls 6 is definitely coming to our platform.
It creates a lot of business sense but it’s still an exquisitely brutal move: Skyrim players got last week’s Anniversary Edition on PlayStation, Mojang proceeds to update Minecraft on PlayStation, and both Fallout 76 and The Elder Scrolls Online will remain to be expanded on Sony platforms. A few lingering exclusivity deals approved between Bethesda and Sony ahead of the acquisition are still playing out too, Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo hangs in the balance.