As if anyone had any doubts, Xbox platform head Phil Spencer has recently talked up the Elder Scrolls series, locking in the news that The Elder Scrolls VI is exclusive to PC and Xbox.
The news that The Elder Scrolls VI is exclusive to PC and Xbox comes via a new interview with Spencer and GQ magazine in celebration of the Xbox 20th anniversary, where both Spencer and Bethesda Games Studio boss Todd Howard confirmed the game is exclusive to both.
“It’s not about punishing any other platform, like I fundamentally believe all of the platforms can continue to grow,” Spencer 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.”
Xbox boss Phil Spencer previously talked up future Bethesda games being exclusive to Xbox and PC, only for their next big RPG, Starfield, to be later confirmed as exclusive to PC and Xbox Series X|S.
“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 at the time.
When talking about Ghostwire: Tokyo and Deathloop, both developed under Bethesda Softworks but previously confirmed for non-Xbox platforms, Spencer said they are approaching third party games exclusivity “on a case-by-case basis.”
While there’s no release date in sight for The Elder Scrolls VI, we finally know that Starfield is set to launch on November 11, 2022 for PC and Xbox Series X|S.