During the ongoing console war, Bethesda and Microsoft have become major players through the acquisition of Activision Blizzard and the highly anticipated release of Starfield. A recently published document, part of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) case against the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, reveals Microsoft’s plans for Bethesda games. The document, used during Phil Spencer’s testimony, presents the latest titles under Microsoft’s leadership. It provides information about upcoming projects and games that have already been released. The chart in the document presents important details such as cross-console playability, supported platforms, availability on PlayStation consoles, and whether the games offer multiplayer or single-player modes.
It is worth noting the positioning of Elder Scrolls 6 at the end of the document. The list only includes Xbox consoles and PC, leading to speculation that the game may not be available on PlayStation platforms. Although this is not a definitive confirmation, there is a growing trend that Microsoft-produced games are exclusive to platforms in which Microsoft has significant market share.
According to reports, Elder Scrolls 6 may not be released until at least 2026, which further fuels anticipation and uncertainty about its availability on PlayStation consoles. Fans will have to wait for official announcements to get a clearer picture of the game’s exclusivity on specific platforms.
With the acquisition of Activision Blizzard and the upcoming release of Starfield, Microsoft’s position in the gaming market has significantly strengthened. This move undoubtedly changes the console landscape, and questions arise about the availability of popular titles on competing platforms.
It remains to be seen how Sony and PlayStation will react to the changing dynamics brought about by the acquisition of Bethesda and Microsoft’s subsequent strategies. During the ongoing console war, players on different platforms eagerly await further progress and announcements.