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The Elder Scrolls 6 confirmed as Xbox and PC exclusive

Phil Spencer discussed ZeniMax's acquisition and the future of its titles

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that the upcoming The Elder Scrolls 6 title will be a console and PC exclusive.

Speaking to GQ, Spencer said that the choice is "not about punishing any platform", and that he "fundamentally believes all of the platforms can continue to grow", following the firm's mammoth acquisition of Bethesda parent ZeniMax in 2020.

"But in order to be on Xbox, I want us to be able to bring the full complete package of what we have," he added. "And that would be true when I think about Elder Scrolls 6. That would be true when I think about any of our franchises."

The company also confirmed earlier this year that Bethesda's other upcoming release Starfield, slated to launch in November 2022, will be an exclusive for PC and Xbox consoles.

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Latest comments (2)

Is that relevant today? Bethesda made it very clear that the priority in their game development was Starfield, Fallout 5 and that Elder Scrolls 6 was very early in the development process.

We have no idea at the moment whether they will keep it an exclusive, nor which platforms will be on the market so far in the future. So the message is clearly not about this particular game, but rather a confirmation of the trend their parent company is keen on pursuing.

(there is what seems to be a lost paragraph on a racing game, which probably belongs to another article)
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Alfonso Sexto Pereyra Quality Assurance Manager, DACS Laboratories GmbH12 days ago
We do have quite a number of people here from fake companies it seems.
That, or Blume industries got so big that now it has 4 CEOs registered here... not bad from a fictional company that belongs to a videogame.
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