Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, from its conception, contributed to and presented a very predictable outcome as far as the Bethesda titles, once available on all gaming platforms, now becoming fodder for Xbox exclusivity.
And whilst it has been said by Xbox head Phil Spence that any decision to make a Bethesda-led game exclusive was to be determined on a ‘case-by-case’ basis, the direction of their decision will indubitably continue to lean towards home team.
The writing’s on the wall. Or in this case, the stars.
Case in point – it is being reported that Starfield is set to be an Xbox and PC exclusive game. Considering the space role-playing adventure was first announced at E3 2018, it goes without saying that the game was surely destined for more consoles than just the Xbox.
This has yet to be corroborated fully, but we would not doubt Starfield being positioned to help boost Xbox Game Pass and subscriptions and contribute to a more profitable Xbox eco-system.
More as things develop.