Xbox had to clarify Starfield exclusivity once again after some PlayStation players assumed Bethesda's Pete Hines was leaving the door open for the game's port on Sony's console.
When Microsoft officially acquired Bethesda, plenty of analysts and players assumed that games like Starfield , Wolfenstein and The Elder Scrolls VI would stay multi-platform but during the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, Xbox were pretty clear that the upcoming sci-fi RPG will be exclusive to Xbox consoles and PC, launching day one on Game Pass.
However, some PlayStation fans are still hopeful that the exclusivity is only timed and they even used an interview with Bethesda's Pete Hines to prove that Starfield exclusively is hard locked to Xbox and PC.
In the interview, Hines suggested that some games will still be coming to PlayStation and other platforms but we already knew this since it's been confirmed that PlayStation players will get updates to existing games like The Elder Scrolls Online and the most recent Quake Remake, which is a perfect example of how the deal will work.
PlayStation players thought that this also refers to huge releases like Starfield but Pete Hines and Xbox's Aaron Greenberg quickly shut down this nonsense by replying to the Twitter post.
"Starfield will be launching exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC on November 11, 2022. Game Pass members can play it day one as well on Xbox & PC. I know we have said this all before and none of that has or will change," Greenberg tweeted and added that the game will be full Xbox exclusive. " We have tried to be as clear as possible, not a timed exclusive, this is simply where the game is being made."
Pete Hines commented that he was not suggesting that Starfield could launch on PlayStation 5. He also tweeted a "clutching at straws" GIF, which perfectly summarises the whole story.
And while it's pretty clear from these statements that Starfield will only be launching on PC and Xbox, we wonder how long it will take before we hear another argument regarding the game's exclusivity. Surely, we'll get plenty of those until the game's launch.