Since Microsoft announced their acquisition of Bethesda in September 2020, many gamers have been wondering what exactly that means for other platforms, specifically Sony PlayStation’s PS4 and PS5.
Will future Bethesda games like Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 still launch for the PS4 or PS5?
Not even PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan knows the definitive answer to that, folks.
In an interview with Russian publication TASS, Ryan said that the decision in question is “out of his hands”, which means that he’s also waiting to see if those games will be coming to the PS5, just like the rest of us.
That’s a decision that is out of our hands, we’ll wait and see what happens.
I look forward to learning about that. We just take a different approach.
Our emphasis has been to focus on really steady, slow, but constant organic growth of our studios, selectively bolstered by acquisitions.
We respect the steps taken by our competition, they seem logical and sensible.
But we’re equally happy and confident, we’ve got a better launch lineup than we’ve ever had at any of our console launches.
Interestingly, in the same interview, Ryan also mentioned something that indicates PlayStation has a plan to counter Xbox’s successful Game Pass subscription service.
When asked about how PlayStation will respond to the Xbox Game Pass, he said:
“There is actually news to come, but just not today.
We have PlayStation Now which is our subscription service, and that is available in a number of markets.”
That’s really intriguing, considering that one of the few advantages that Xbox currently has over PlayStation is the Xbox Game Pass, which is the closest thing to a Netflix for gaming as there has ever been to date.
It definitely sounds like this generation’s console war will a lot more eventful and less one-sided than the previous one. That only translates to good news for gamers out there.