This morning’s big news was that Microsoft bought Bethesda’s parent company, Zenimax, but we now meet with a few questions. This is generally good news for Xbox owners and Fallout fans, Doom, The Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein and a ton of other IP addresses, but some PlayStation and Nintendo fans could be uncertain of the future of Their favorite Bethesda games. How are we going to get Skyrim on all our Sony products? Earlier this year, Matt Booty of Xbox Game Studios said that there would be no war of the consoles between the Xbox Series X and the PS5, but even if there were, Microsoft certainly has powerful ammunition for such an event.
Bethesda publishes two private games on which Arkane Studios and Tango GameWorks have worked as timed console exclusives for PlayStation, Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo, respectively. In an interview with Bloomberg, Phil Spencer said that these commitments will be honored and will come on PS5 before any other platform. As for other future Bethesda games? Well, Phil Spencer also said that they “will take other consoles on a case -by -case basis”. Basically, if you are enthusiastic about a particular game, you just have to hold your breath and check its availability in time.
The Bethesda Games, like the ancient Titles Doom, have been on the Nintendo Switch for a few years, so it was a good decision on the part of Nintendo to get these games as long as they could. It may be a little more difficult in the future. Microsoft can now strategically decide which games become multiplatform titles or timed exclusives, depending on what, they say, will bring them more money.
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