Recently, Microsoft has bought Bethesda and all the game franchises for a whopping amount of 7.5 billion US dollars. This multi-billion deal has caused a stir in PlayStation users. Many speculations claim that PS5 users may not get to play popular games like Doom, Fallout, Dishonored, The Elder Scrolls, and Wolfenstein, which are now come under ownership of Xbox’s parent company. Spending billions of dollars on a deal will do nothing if Microsoft doesn’t harm its rivals.
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, recently has come up with a statement that could be bad for PS5 users. In an interview, he was asked, whether is it possible to make a good return on their investment of $7.5 billion they won’t sell Elder Scrolls VI to PlayStation. Well, Spencer simply answered in an affirmative sentence and this could be negative news for PS5 users
Well, this is not confirmed yet since he also said that Microsoft hasn’t made a deal this to take away some games from their rivals like PlayStation. He jokingly said that we haven’t made any clause in our documentation about how to keep other console users from playing such games. He said Microsoft would want more players to play these games and they can’t limit it to one gaming platform.
“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,” he said.
In a nutshell, things may not prove good for PS5 owners in the future, who like Bethesda games. But since any confirm the announcement of taking out any game from PlayStation station is not made so, users still have some rays of hope.
It is because the deal between two big companies is made recently and it won’t be closed before 2H21. So, the games that are being developed by Bethesda targeted for multiple platforms, could not get canceled. But we never know as anything can happen in the entertainment business.
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