Talking to GI.biz, Bethesda Studios boss Todd Howard discussed a number of topics, including the future The Elder Scrolls VI. According to the veteran of the gaming industry, it is “difficult for him to imagine” that the new part of the cult RPG was exclusive to the Xbox.
Howard did not talk about the future of the series, but noted that if TES 6 still appears only on the Xbox Series X / S and PC, then this will not be the first time Bethesda and Microsoft have agreed on exclusivity.
Todd reiterated that the issue of releasing Bethesda games on different platforms will be considered on a case-by-case basis, despite the fact that the company is now part of Microsoft.
We will continue to do this as part of Microsoft. They were open to release on platforms other than Xbox. Even ten years ago, it was difficult to imagine that the full suite of Office would be available on the iPhone.
I can’t predict how things will turn out, but I can say that in the past we have experimented with this approach as independent. If you look at every Elder Scrolls part, there were certain moments of exclusivity on Xbox or with Microsoft … Morrowind was generally a console exclusive, Oblivion was an exclusive for a long time, as was the Skyrim DLC share.
When the time is right, we’ll decide what makes sense for our audience. Today I do not know how everything will turn out.
Microsoft announced in September it was buying ZeniMax for $ 7.5 billion. The company includes Bethesda, Arkane, id Software and a number of other studios.