Bethesda says they understand PlayStation fans that are pissed about Xbox exclusivity, a new sound bite from an interview with Bethesda boss Pete Hines.
“If you’re a big fan of stuff we make in a game that we’re making (and it) is no longer available on your platform, I totally understand if you are unhappy or pissed or whatever, like I get it, those are all real feelings and frustrations,” Hines said in an interview with GameSpot.
The debate over exclusivity has come up once again now that Starfield has been fully unveiled – alongside the news the game is only coming to Windows PC and Xbox Series X|S.
He added: “I don’t know how to allay the fears and concerns of PlayStation 5 fans other than to say, well I’m a PlayStation 5 player as well, and I’ve played games on that console, and there’s games I’m going to continue to play on it, but you know – if you want to play Starfield, PC and Xbox.
“Sorry. All I can really say is I apologize, because I’m certain that that’s frustrating to folks, but there’s not a whole lot I can do about it.”
Previously, future Bethesda titles like Starfield were teased at the possibility of being an Xbox console exclusive ever since Microsoft acquired Bethesda in March 2021; though the deal to acquire it and parent company Zenimax Media was first announced in September of last year.
While Bethesda says they understand PlayStation fans that are pissed about Xbox exclusivity, they have committed to still support Bethesda multiplatform releases, on a case by case basis of course.