Bethesda’s upcoming big RPG title The Elder Scrolls 6 is all but confirmed to be exclusive to Xbox as well as PC.
According to a British GQ interview, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said that he sees the sequel to The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim to follow the trend Starfield has set out: to be confirmed for the Xbox Series X/S and PC. The reason? He sees that the Xbox ecosystem can offer more for the next Elder Scrolls game if it’s exclusive, like Xbox Live services, Cloud Gaming, and so forth.
“It’s not about punishing any other platform, like I fundamentally believe all of the platforms can continue to grow. 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.”
The fact that Xbox bought Bethesda for a crazy high sum also helps justify the devs to keep the next big Bethesda RPG exclusive. The Elder Scrolls 6 is still being designed as we speak; the game has no set release date or year as of yet, since Starfield is set to be out first. Here’s what Bethesda’s Todd Howard has to say:
“You go back and you read a review of the first Elder Scrolls. And then you read The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’s, then you read The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s. You black out a couple things. And they read the same. ‘You’ve stepped out and oh my gosh, it feels so real.’ People change. Technology changes. But the ultimate goal is still to make it so that, when you boot the game up, you feel like you’ve been transported.”