Phil Spencer of Microsoft has confirmed that some of the upcoming Bethesda games won’t be released for the PS5. The Xbox chief did not reveal which games it was after the $7.5 billion takeovers.
The multi-stage announcement of the takeover of Bethesda by Microsoft went into the next round today. In an Xbox Wire entry, the Redmond-based company draws attention to the deal that has now been concluded. Microsoft is investing not less than $7.5 billion in the purchase.
So far, the question of what the takeover of Bethesda means for fans of the publisher who would like to continue playing on PlayStation systems has not been answered. The Xbox head Phil Spencer pointed out somewhat vaguely in today’s announcement that some upcoming games will be kept away from the PS5 and thus only appear for the Xbox consoles and the PC.
Spencer left it open whether these were core games from the most important brands such as DOOM or The Elder Scrolls. “This is the next step in building an industry-leading first-party studios team, a commitment we have to our Xbox community. 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,” said Microsoft’s Phil Spencer.
The Redmond-based company has great goals. With the new owner’s funds, upcoming titles are to be made “the biggest and most popular games in their history.” The Xbox Game Pass, which bundles access to games in a subscription, will help with this.
At the same time, Spencer thanks the “millions of Bethesda fans” who accompany Microsoft and the newly acquired studios on this journey. Further details on the future are to follow in the course of the year. Later this week, the company plans to talk about Bethesda titles going into Xbox Game Pass.
With the takeover of Bethesda, various studios move into the ownership of Microsoft. These include Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios.