Phil Spencer on Bethesda games exclusivity: ”Don’t have to ship games on other platforms in order to make the deal work for us.”

In a Kotaku interview, which everyone interested in Xbox should read, Phil Spencer commented on a couple of things regarding Xbox, including exclusivity of future Bethesda games. He also comments on Halo, file sizes, future SSD’s and the Xbox Series X|S launch.

In regards to Bethesda exclusivty, Spencer said the following:

“Is it possible to recoup a $7.5 billion investment if you don’t sell Elder Scrolls VI on the PlayStation?”


“I don’t want to be flip about that, this deal was not done to take games away from another player base like that. Nowhere in the documentation that we put together was: ‘How do we keep other players from playing these games?’ We want more people to be able to play games, not fewer people to be able to go play games. But I’ll also say in the model—I’m just answering directly the question that you had—when I think about where people are going to be playing and the number of devices that we had, and we have xCloud and PC and Game Pass and our console base, I don’t have to go ship those games on any other platform other than the platforms that we support in order to kind of make the deal work for us. Whatever that means.”

Microsoft has many platforms now, launching games on Xbox, PC and even mobile via their cloud streaming. Besides that they are also publishing their games on Steam. Proof will be in the pudding, but it seems future Bethesda games will not be coming to PlayStation or competing cloud services such as Stadia and Luna.

Besides this, Spencer also talks about streaming Xbox Series X games on your Xbox One:

“When we think about Xbox One, absolutely, we think it could be a good way for us to bridge generations and be able to let people play those games, I don’t think it’s years off. It’s just work to get done. We know how to do it.”

According to the interview, this is below iOS and PC on the list of priorities right now.

Source: Kotaku

Pieter "SuikerBrood" Jasper

29 year old gamer who grew up with Commander Keen and Jazz Jackrabbit. A PC Gamer. (Sorry, not sorry). Dutch, but actually Frisian. Loves Age of Empires, Sea of Thieves and wishes for a new Viva Piñata.

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  1. If ES or Fallout games don’t come to PS5, then Mr. Spencer can fuck himself, and his lying “We don’t believe in exclusives” bullshit. I can tell you that I sure as hell won’t ever be supporting any Microsoft products anymore.

    1. But if Sony does it, its okay…GTFO, fanboys keep saying that Xbox games are not exclusives because they are also on PC…then it will not be exclusive but also won’t be on PS5…if you don’t like it, buy an Xbox or a PC…easy

    2. You don’t have to be mad at Spencer, demand that Sony allow the Game Pass app on the PS5. I’m sure Spencer would love to have your subscription 😁

    3. He doesn’t believe in exclusives, he believes on GamePass…..and GamePass is available PC, consoles and Xcloud…plenty of.places to get the games.

    4. And Jim ryan can fuck himself, and his lying “We believe in generations” bullshit. I can tell you that i sure as hell wont ever be supporting any sony products anymore neither.

  2. This is such bullshit. I have been a ps supporter since it came out. Now one of my fav games i wont get anymore cause some stupid company bought bethesda. Smfh. Do you have any idea how much money you will lose doing it this way. I literally spend hundred if not thousands on eso. There are more like me. Ur losing a lot by keeping it xbox smh. I refuse to buy xbox or microsoft. U wont force me. And im spreading the word to all my friends.

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