In an new interview with GQ discussing Phil Spencer’s history with Xbox on the 20th anniversary of the brand, Spencer all but confirmed what many had already suspected, The Elder Scrolls VI will be an Xbox exclusive.
For context, GQ writes “It’s been confirmed that next year’s Starfield, arguably the biggest game of 2022, will be Xbox and PC only. Spencer says he sees the same for The Elder Scrolls VI. In his eyes, Xbox is the whole experience. Xbox Live. Game Pass. Cloud Gaming. Friends lists. Save states. “It’s not about punishing any other platform, like I fundamentally believe all of the platforms can continue to grow,” he says. “But in order to be on Xbox, I want us to be able to bring the full complete package of what we have. And that would be true when I think about Elder Scrolls VI.”
While many had rightfully assumed that all future Bethesda games would be exclusive, this is just yet another confirmation from the head of the company. Xbox paid 7.5 Billion Dollars to have all new Bethesda projects stay exclusive to the Xbox ecosystem. Each game created under the Bethesda umbrella will add value, but The Elder Scrolls VI may be the crown jewel of the entire deal.