Bethesda is working on at least three games that will come exclusively to Xbox and PC.
Page six of that response notes that Bethesda, which was acquired by Microsoft last year, has three games in development that will be released exclusively on Xbox and PC. A black bar was placed over the names of those games so that the public could not tell which games were involved.
It’s clear that Bethesda will release Starfield and Redfall in 2023 and that these games will only appear on PC and Xbox. This has been known for some time, so these games are unlikely to be mentioned in the commentary – after all, they do not need censorship due to the available information.
Two more Bethesda games are known to be in development: The Elder Scrolls 6 and an as-yet-unnamed Indiana Jones game. However, the platforms on which these games will appear have not yet been announced. These games may be mentioned in Microsoft’s response, along with a third, unknown game. Either way, all three games can be played “alone or in small groups”.
“Xbox has continued to release new updates to existing ZeniMax games like Fallout 76 and The Elder Scrolls Online on both Xbox and PlayStation, as these games are designed to be played together by multiple players across platforms.” Thus, the company is making a comparison with Call of Duty, a game played mainly for multiplayer that Microsoft wants to continue to release on PlayStation and possibly also on Nintendo console.
In response, Microsoft insists that it honors existing agreements — for example, after the Bethesda acquisition, Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo were temporarily released exclusively on PlayStation, as agreed. The company also mentioned again that the main reason for the acquisition was developer Candy Crush King, which is also part of Activision Blizzard. It is also reported that Xbox lags behind PlayStation and Nintendo and has fewer exclusive games.
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