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Bethesda games will be Xbox and PC exclusive, Phil Spencer confirms

Published: 18:49, 11 March 2021
Updated: 23:53, 11 March 2021
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Sony has been winning the exclusivity war for years but Microsoft has responded with some heavy hitters and now they finally confirmed Bethesda games will no longer be coming to PlayStation devices.

PlayStation's main selling point have been the exclusive titles over the past few generations as Xbox family of devices just couldn't keep up as behemoths like God of War, Spiderman Horizon Zero Dawn and more kept raking in customers for Sony.

In the later days of Xbox One and at the dawn of Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft went on a shopping spree as they acquired several teams that can absolutely create titles that would entice people to switch to Team Xbox in the future.

Zenimax acquisition brought in heavy hitters like Arkane and id Software but the Bethesda acquisition was still hanging in the air with uncertainty due to some legal issues but in the background of it all, the gamers kept asking whether this particular dev's games would still be coming to PlayStation 5.

As of March 11, 2021, it was confirmed that Bethesda games will no longer be creating titles that will launch on PlayStation devices. You can find the confirmation at around 9:33 timestamp in the video below.

The words are coming from Phil Spencer himself so it's pretty much a done deal and the devs' high profile upcoming games like Starfield and TES VI are coming to Gamepass devices only.

In other words, PC and Xbox platforms will keep getting Bethesda games while Sony might need to start looking into new sources of RPG titles.

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