Xbox boss Phil Spencer talked up their now-finalized acquisition of Bethesda Softworks and how that will affect future availability of their games, noting their eventual goal with the acquisition is “delivering great exclusive games” wherever Xbox Game Pass is available.
“If you’re an Xbox customer, the thing I want you to know is this is about delivering great exclusive games for you that ship on platforms where Game Pass exists, and that’s our goal,” Spencer said. “That’s why we’re doing this. That’s the root of this partnership that we’re building, and the creative capability we will be able to bring to market for our Xbox customers is going to be the best it’s ever been for Xbox after we’re done here.”
Spencer noted the shift in their future goals in their “Bethesda Joins Xbox – Roundtable” live broadcast.
He added, “So obviously I can’t sit here and say every Bethesda game is exclusive, because we know that’s not true. There are contractual obligations that we’re going to see through as we always do in every one of these instances.
“We have games that exist on other platforms, and we’re going to go support those games on the platforms they’re on. There are communities of players. We love those players and we’ll continue to invest in them. And even in the future, there might be things that have either contractual things or a legacy on different platforms that we’ll go do.”