After the lawsuits over Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard, there has always been a recurring theme: exclusives. Even the big problem of the legal battle between the FTC and Microsoft was due to it. Even though this whole Activision Blizzard issue seems to have been resolved, there is another company that managed to get away with something very conspicuous.
As many of you know, Bethesda games used to be released on all platforms. One of the franchises that used to do this is The Elder Scrolls. However, according to a document that has emerged from the FTC lawsuits, it seems that The Elder Scrolls VI will not come to PS5, becoming an Xbox Series X and PC exclusive.
A game with a big lie behind
Since the acquisition of Bethesda by Microsoft, the first major title to arrive as an exclusive was Starfield. This remains one of the most important works of the year, regardless of the criticism for the optimization, the game engine, or even the slow start.
This title was announced as an Xbox exclusive from the beginning. However, the rest of the titles that Bethesda has in production were expected to come to PlayStation as well, or so we could ascertain with recent statements by Phil Spencer.
But now, thanks to a new document that has come out of the FTC trial, it turns out that this is not the case. It has been revealed that The Elder Scrolls will be exclusive. No, we are not talking about The Elder Scrolls Online, which is already available on consoles and PCs but about Bethesda’s next big release: The Elder Scrolls VI.
The Elder Scrolls VI will only be released on Xbox and PC. This will be the next big Bethesda and Xbox exclusive along with the upcoming Indiana Jones game. In addition, it was revealed that the game will be released in 2026, thus confirming the rumors that have come out in recent months.
Besides the news of the exclusivity of the game, it should be noted that Howard and Spencer misled us by saying that the game might not be exclusive. This will cause a wave of mistrust from players towards these figures about the next announcements or news about the next titles.