Earlier today, the breaking was reported by us news that Microsoft has acquired Bethesda and its own parent company, ZeniMax. The news headlines can be an exciting grab for the ongoing company entering the brand new generation with the Xbox Series X, but many PlayStation fans are wondering what this signifies because of their platform of preference in the years ahead.
According to a written report from Bloomberg, Bethesda have been working closely with Sony pre-acquisition with games like Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo. Considering that both of these games were marketed as limited-time console exclusives, the acquisition of the ongoing company by Microsoft could change things.
Bloomberg’s Dina Bass says that Microsoft’s Phil Spencer informed her that the business will honor the PlayStation timed-exclusivity but from then on, other console launches beyond PC and Xbox will undoubtedly be reviewed on a “case-by-case basis.”
Bethesda is behind one of the most beloved franchises in gaming, like the Elder Scrolls Doom and franchise. Given that a lot of those series, like the single-player focused Fallout games, have a broad fanbase of millions, it’s unlikely that the business would pull access from Sony completely.
We remain awaiting confirmation as we’ve reached out for comment, but it’s likely that Sony fans will still start to see the Elder Scrolls 6 on PlayStation 5 systems, but brand-new IPs like Starfield might remain an Xbox/PC-only deal.
As we’ve previously reported, year 2021 the offer is defined to close in the next 1 / 2 of fiscal. The deal will probably be worth $7.5 billion.
[Source: Bloomberg via Twitter]