Elder Scrolls 6 PlayStation 5 launch possible after Starfield Xbox exclusive
The Elder Scrolls VI may still launch via PlayStation 5, despite Starfield’s great launch Xbox exclusive.
The excitement surrounding the exclusive Starfield Xbox launch begins to fade, many Bethesda gamers are anticipating The Elder Scrolls VI. The next installment within The Elder Scrolls series has recently completed its pre-production and plan phase, and is now been fully developed as the next game that will be announced by the company.
Promising promises have already been given by Bethesda executive Todd Howard, who believes the game will offer gamers decades of entertainment, and will be the “ultimate simulation of a fantasy world.” He also believes that it’s the final project he’s worked onn within Bethesda.
Although it’s several years from its release date, players are already talking about how the game will play as well, and more importantly, who’ll actually get to play the game.
As you may know, Microsoft purchased ZeniMax Media, which owned Bethesda in 2021, resulting in Starfield’s exclusive status on Xbox series X/S. Many fans are convinced that this means that any future Bethesda games, like The Elder Scrolls VI as well as The Fallout 5, as well as Fallout 5, will exclusively available on Microsoft’s platforms.
Recently, the head of Xbox Phil Spencer addressed the discussion, and although the answer they gave was extremely incomprehensible, it wasn’t an absolute ‘no’ The Elder Scrolls VIappearing on Sony’s console.
In an interview in an interview with Bloomberg, Phil Spencer stated: “We look at it in a way that is individualized to the games we create … We’d like to ensure that the games we develop are accessible in multiple places: for our Xbox consoles as well as on PC as well as via cloud storage, they can be downloaded to virtually any internet-connected device.”
Spencer added: “We’re looking at millions and millions of users that will be able to play Starfield as well as other Xbox Game Studios games. This is about giving gamers the choice of how they wish to play, and building their collection of gaming.”
It’s still a bit hazy however it’s important to note the fact that Starfield wasn’t a different IP. It was the very first brand new IP Bethesda had released in many years. In a game as revered like The Elder Scrolls, perhaps Microsoft may decide to be better to keep it on multiple platforms for more sales and to improve its branding?