Bethesda Game Studios is releasing The Elder Scrolls VI after Starfield, and just like that game, it will be an exclusive to Xbox and PC. Xbox head Phil Spencer has spoken out about the exclusivity deal, telling GQ it’s not about “punishing” other platforms. Making Elder Scrolls VI exclusive to Xbox and PC is important, because it allows Bethesda to take full of what Microsoft has to offer.
“It’s not about punishing any other platform, like I fundamentally believe all of the platforms can continue to grow,” he said. “But in order to be on Xbox, I want us to be able to bring the full complete package of what we have. And that would be true when I think about Elder Scrolls VI. That would be true when I think about any of our franchises.”
This “full complete package” Spencer is referring to includes Xbox Live, Game Pass, Cloud Gaming, and other Xbox features that would likely not be possible if Elder Scrolls VI was released on other platforms.
All we know about Elder Scrolls VI is that it’s an exclusive title, every other bit of information about the highly anticipated game is unknown. Todd Howard said in an interview that this Elder Scrolls game is being designed to have a long-lasting impact, similar to Skyrim
“I think that would drive me crazy to try to say, ‘Okay, this is the thing you have to top,’ ” Howard said of Skyrim. “But then you realize, like, The Elder Scrolls VI has got to be a ‘decade game.’ How do you make a game where you go into it, like, ‘People have to play it for a decade?’ ”
Bethesda’s next game is Starfield, which launches in November 2022.