It’s war! Microsoft will not be releasing any future Bethesda games, including Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6, to any PlayStation consoles!
Bad news for PlayStation fans. As it stands, Starfield, The Elder Scrolls VI: Hammerfell and other future Bethesda games will be exclusive to the Xbox Game Pass and Ultimate. Is it time to start looking for a Xbox Series X|S?
The Bethesda/Zenimax Softworks acquisition was one of the biggest chess moves in recent gaming history. Bethesda are behind some of the most beloved games and now Microsoft own the intellectual properties for their entire catalog: this includes Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and Doom
Deathloop just might be one of the last Bethesda games to available exclusively on the next-gen PlayStation 5 console. The next-gen Sci-Fi shooter, described to be a mixture of Dishonoured and Prey, will launch as a timed PlayStation 5 exclusive on September 14th, 2012, simultaneously with PC.
Deathloop last PlayStation game.
Deathloop was the last timed exclusive deal Sony made before Bethesda and their subsidiary company Arkane Studios were acquired by Microsoft but the game will still be coming to the Xbox on May 21, 2022, and will be available to Game Pass holders.
Starfield, on the other hand, will not be coming to PlayStation; not now and not in the foreseeable future. Last year we reported that a source at Microsoft confirmed that the highly anticipated space RPG game developed by Bethesda was Xbox and PC exclusive. They further hinted that other triple-A titles from Bethesda would not be coming to any PlayStation consoles.
A recent leak has 100% confirmed our sources claims. Bethesda’s next biggest game, Starfield, is not just a timed Xbox exclusive, but it doesn’t look like it will be coming to the PlayStation any time soon.
GamesBeat journalist, Jeff Grub, confirmed our source and tweeted, “Starfield is exclusive to Xbox and PC. Period. This is me confirming that.”
All future games Xbox/PC only.
This is also true for future Bethesda titles including The Elder Scrolls VI: Hammerfell and Fallout 5, our source claims.
“Microsoft doesn’t need to publish to the PlayStation. They can sell their games on PC and Xbox via the Game Pass and they’ll be fine. This [Bethesda] acquisition is essentially a $7.1 billion middle finger to Sony,” the source said.
The source continued: “They [Microsoft] plan to bring forward the Starfield release date to go up against their PlayStation exclusive shooter [Deathloop]. They really don’t care, that game will be free on the Game Pass next year.”
Other industry insiders have also speculated at a 2021 release despite initial reports listing a Q1 2022 launch window. Xbox insider Shpeshal_Ed has said multiple times that he truly believes Starfield will launch this year as well. The insider revealed that Microsoft had purchased ad space for Starfield to be aired this year.