If we will have to wait before having new official information on The Elder Scrolls 6, the question of Xbox Series exclusivity is back on the carpet.
More than five years after its announcement, The Elder Scrolls 6 is still very mysterious. Bethesda, too busy on Starfield, has since not communicated on the next numbered episode of its flagship license. It is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games of the next few years and beyond the lands in which it will take us a continuous question on everyone’s lips: Xbox Series exclusivity. Against all odds, all hope might not be lost for PS5 gamers.
The Elder Scrolls 6 also on PS5?
Microsoft exclusives will follow one another this year. Hi-Fi Rush, Redfall, Starfield , Forza Motorsport and Hellblade 2 are all scheduled for 2023. All titles released after the Bethesda takeover (excluding previous commercial agreements) are reserved for Xbox players on the console side. Phil Spencer had, however, left a microscopic note of hope: the exclusives of future Bethesda games will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. What about The Elder Scrolls 6? Since these statements, it had been assumed that the next big RPG would also only be released on Xbox Series. Still, a launch on PS5 might still be possible.
As noted by Axios reporter Stephen Totilo, a Microsoft representative said last December that three upcoming Bethesda/Zenimax games would be Xbox and PC exclusives. At the time everything indicated that it was Redfall, Starfield and the famous The Elder Scrolls 6. However, it seems that the third production mentioned was none other than Hi-Fi Rush, the game from Tango Gameworks released in the wake of the last conference and which was a real hit on the Xbox Game Pass.
Microsoft still has years to decide
Last week another representative narrowed down the list to just two exclusive games, supposedly the September-dated space RPG, and Arkane’s multiplayer. So it would seem that The Elder Scrolls 6 could be released on PS5 after all, although at this point it remains pure speculation. Microsoft declined to comment on the subject and will certainly not clarify this point for many years. Exclusivity or not, the plans of the Redmond firm have indeed time to change by then. For the record, The Elder Scrolls 6 will not show up for several more years.
At this time, we only know that the game will be “medium-sized” and that production will actually begin once Starfield launches. The publisher has already expressed its desire to create a title that gamers will play for decades . Given the sales figures of Skyrim on all other platforms, it is likely that Microsoft wants to surf the community of fans scattered across several machines. We will probably know more after the release of Starfield and perhaps even the outcome of the takeover of Activision-Blizzard which has definitely not finished spilling a lot of ink.