As a part of the continued palaver between Microsoft and the FTC, the platform holder has revealed three upcoming Bethesda video games shall be unique to Xbox and PC.
This data comes as a part of Microsoft’s response to the Federal Commerce Fee’s lawsuit in opposition to its deliberate acquisition of Activision Blizzard (one thing it known as “unconstitutional”).
Tucked away within the newly issued document‘s many, many pages, Microsoft said: “Xbox anticipates that three future titles – REDACTED – all of that are designed to be performed primarily alone or in small teams – shall be unique to Xbox and PCs.”
It moreover pointed to the truth that “ZeniMax’s first two new video games have been made unique to PlayStation for one yr post- launch”, these being Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo.
You may see the quote, together with its surrounding textual content for context, within the picture under.
So, what may these three, mysteriously redacted, video games be? Effectively, the plain solutions are Starfield, Redfall and The Elder Scrolls 6.
Each Starfield and Redfall, which noticed their releases delayed into 2023 earlier this yr, have been confirmed to be exclusives already. In the meantime, again in June, Bethesda said that Fallout 5 shall be its subsequent sport after The Elder Scrolls 6.
That being mentioned, there’s additionally an Indiana Jones sport within the pipeline from Wolfenstein developer MachineGames, so we won’t rule that one out both.
Talking of, I might want to improve from my One for this launch. I do love me that whip-wielding professor! However I digress.
There’s additionally a 3rd choice to ponder – that Bethesda has one other sport within the works that has not been introduced but. This, maybe, may clarify the choice to redact that individual a part of Microsoft’s response.
Elsewhere within the doc, Microsoft reiterated its intention to launch Activision Blizzard video games day and date on Xbox Recreation Move. That is one thing the corporate is unwilling to barter with the FTC on, not less than at current.
Now we’ve got to attend and see if each events can come to some type of an settlement earlier than the lawsuit goes to court docket. If this does not occur, nonetheless, a choose will set a date for proceedings to start, or dismiss the case altogether. We’ll hold you posted!