Only a few days later regulators in the United States and the European Union, Microsoft and ZeniMax Media have made it official. Bethesda’s parent company Softworks is now part of Xbox after completion of .
The deal adds eight more studios to Xbox’s portfolio, including Software id, Esoteric and Bethesda Game Studios. It remains to be seen which games developed by these studios will be exclusive to PC and Xbox, but there will certainly be titles that fail to make it to PlayStation, Switch, or other platforms.
With the addition of Bethesda Creative Teams, gamers should know that Xbox consoles, PC, and Game Pass will be the best place to experience new Bethesda games, including some new titles in the future that will be exclusive to Xbox gamers. and PC, “Xbox Chief Phil Spencer .
When Xbox and Bethesda announced the deal, they confirmed that they would honor previous agreements with Sony. Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo will still be PlayStation 5 console exclusives. Future games may be released on non-Xbox or PC platforms, but Xbox and Bethesda will decide these case by case.” Currently, Bethesda is working on The Elder Scrolls VI and a new franchise called Starfield.
Spencer noted that Xbox will have more to share on what their new studios are working on later this year. , Microsoft will add more Bethesda games to Xbox Game Pass later this week.