Within the past months, there has been indications of The Elder Scrolls 6 becoming an Xbox and PC exclusive game. Phil Spencer, the Xbox boss, once again hinted that the game will only be on Microsoft platforms.
Previously, we have heard Spencer and his colleagues at Xbox talk about how Bethesda’s new games should be at least “first, better, or best” on Xbox. It seems the team increased their ambition to making Bethesda games Xbox-only.
In an interview with British GQ, Phil Spencer shared his thoughts regarding the upcoming Bethesda game and its place within the Xbox ecosystem. With Xbox ecosystem, we mention the Game Pass and PC players in addition to the Xbox console family.
"It’s not about punishing any other platform, like I fundamentally believe all of the platforms can continue to grow. But in order to be on Xbox, I want us to be able to bring the full complete package of what we have. And that would be true when I think about Elder Scrolls 6. That would be true when I think about any of our franchises," said Spencer.
Coming from Xbox CFO’s “first, better, or best” policy, this should not come as a surprise to the Bethesda fans. The Elder Scrolls 6 will not hit the shelves for at least five more years, given that Starfield will release in November 2022, earliest.