• Xbox Head Phil Spencer On The Future Of Bethesda Titles, Including Elder Scrolls 6

    7 days ago - By Game Informer

    When Microsoft purchased ZeniMax for a cool $7.5 billion, speculation was rampant about what that means for the future of franchises under that publisher's umbrella. Most notably, titles under Bethesda's direction such as Elder Scrolls 6 and Fallout 5. While we ourselves did a deep dive into the likelihood of those series going Xbox-only from a marketing and business perspective, we still don't have a definitive answer either way. That being said, Xbox boss Phil Spencer did reiterate that no matter what their decision, it's in their rights to do whatever they decide.
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  • Xbox can recoup $7.5 billion Bethesda investment without going multi-platform, says Spencer

    Xbox can recoup $7.5 billion Bethesda investment without going multi-platform, says Spencer

    7 days ago - By VG 247

    Xbox boss Phil Spencer is confident Microsoft can recoup the funds spent on acquiring Bethesda, without releasing the studio's games on other consoles. Speaking with Kotaku , Spencer said “yes,” Microsoft will be able to recoup its $7.5 billion investment without releasing Bethesda games, such as The Elder Scrolls 6, on other consoles.
    “I don't want to be flip about that. This deal was not done to take games away from another player base like that,” he said. “Nowhere in the documentation that we put together was: ‘How do we keep other players from playing these games?' We want more people...
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  • Microsoft Can Recoup the ZeniMax Purchase Investment Without Making Bethesda Games Multiplatform

    7 days ago - By PlayStation LifeStyle

    The landscape of games is ever shifting and evolving with bold moves that have some initial shock value. The latest of these is Microsoft's purchase of ZeniMax , which has put the future of Bethesda games on PlayStation in question. Will The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield come to PS5? Is Fallout now an Xbox exclusive? While Microsoft has previously said multiplatform games will be decided on a “case-by-case basis,” a new interview with Phil Spencer indicates that those decisions are not about recouping the purchase investment.
    Talking with Kotaku's Stephen Totillo, Spencer was asked about...
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  • Xbox Doesn't Have to Ship Bethesda Games on Platforms They Don't Support in Order to Recoup Acquisition, Says Spencer

    Xbox Doesn't Have to Ship Bethesda Games on Platforms They Don't Support in Order to Recoup Acquisition, Says Spencer

    7 days ago - By VG Chartz

    Microsoft last month acquired Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion. Xbox Game Studios will grow from 15 to 23 studios and Microsoft now owns the rights to several high-profile video game IPs, like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom, Wolfenstein, Quake, Dishonored, and more.
    The Bethesda acquisition has led to PlayStation owners wondering if they would see future Fallout games, The Elder Scrolls VI , or any other game from the studios acquired would get a release on the PlayStation 5 or if they would be released on Xbox consoles and PC only.
    Head of Xbox Phil...
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