Microsoft and Bethesda have already announced that the upcoming Starfield will not be on the PlayStation console platform. Following the acquisition of the latter by the former, this was pretty much the expected outcome, even if unfortunate for those with a PS console but not a PC. And in a recent interview, Xbox head Phil Spencer said that this will also likely be the case for The Elder Scrolls VI.
Speaking to GQ, Spencer says that he sees the next Elder Scrolls title as being for Xbox and PC only, just like Starfield. Naturally, he says that this decision is “not about punishing any other platform”, but about making the Xbox platform the “full complete package”. Which is just semantics at this point, as in whether you see the glass as half empty or half full.
Not that it was of any real surprise. The only games that are published by Bethesda that will still be on the PlayStation platform is Ghostwire: Tokyo. And that’s because an agreement was signed between the two before the acquisition by Xbox happened. Microsoft has also said that it can recoup the money spend on buying Bethesda without selling games on PlayStation.
While this is not exactly set in stone, it does help set expectations for what to expect when The Elder Scrolls VI finally gets announced and released. Not that it will happen anytime soon, since Bethesda will only start work on it after Starfield’s release late next year.