Phil Spencer Sees Elder Scrolls VI as Exclusive to Xbox and PC

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Fans have been left questioning what is going to occur to The Elder Scrolls VI now that Bethesda has turn into an Xbox studio. While Bethesda had remained non-commital, Phil Spencer’s newest interview with GQ Magazine states he views that game’s exclusivity as being the same state of affairs to that of Starfield. In different phrases, the game could be unique to Xbox and PC, although it’s “not about punishing any other platform.”

Starfield was confirmed to be an Xbox console exclusive throughout E3 2021, a call for which Bethesda’s Pete Hines later apologized. The purpose for the choice was so the studio may streamline improvement and turn into extra centered. This is the considering behind making The Elder Scrolls VI an Xbox unique title too. As Spencer defined:

It’s not about punishing some other platform, like I essentially consider all the platforms can proceed to develop. But so as to be on Xbox, I need us to give you the option to deliver the complete full package deal of what now we have. And that may be true once I take into consideration Elder Scrolls VI. That can be true once I take into consideration any of our franchises.

What he means by the complete package deal is incorporating all the pieces Xbox Live has to provide, together with Game Pass, cloud gaming, pals lists, and save states. This, in fact, then makes it harder for video games to be ported to different consoles that don’t provide these options and even provide separate particular options of their very own just like the DualSense controller enhancements.

While Spencer was extra upfront concerning the potential for The Elder Scrolls VI exclusivity to be related to that of Starfield, Bethesda has accomplished its greatest to hold the hopes of PlayStation followers up. Todd Howard beforehand stated it could be “hard to imagine” The Elder Scrolls VI being a console unique, but additionally refused to be drawn into any additional remark. Microsoft is at present honoring the exclusivity offers that Bethesda had already agreed with PlayStation, like Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo, however stated any future choices can be made on a case-by-case basis.

[Source: GQ Magazine]