If it wasn’t obvious already, The Elder Scrolls VI is more or less confirmed to be an Xbox console exclusive. Some hoped that it would be among the “case-by-case basis” games that would arrive on other platforms.
As spotted by Stephen Totilo on Twitter, a specific image from the FTC court case has spotlighted multiple games from Bethesda-affiliated studios since the ZeniMax acquisition. Key takeaways from the document included the lack of a PlayStation title since last year’s Ghostwire: Tokyo and a supposed release year — 2026.
Bethesda’s long-awaited follow-up to Skyrim was, of course, going to be Xbox exclusive. Pretty much anyone who read between the lines of the ZeniMax acquisition could’ve told you that, but it doesn’t make the news any less disheartening, as it’s yet another instance of this “case-by-case basis” not really existing.
From Microsoft's responses in the FTC vs Microsoft case. Elder Scrolls VI listed here as Xbox and PC and releasing 2026 or later.— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) September 18, 2023
During testimony at the hearing, Xbox's Phil Spencer went on to say the game was at least five years out and platforms were technically TBD pic.twitter.com/Kto9bE5U8C
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