Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Fallout 4 Bethesda won't pull all content

News

Bethesda won’t pull all content from other consoles post Microsoft merger

Gamers who won’t be able to add the Xbox Series X|S to their console collection any time soon might have been less than overjoyed at the news that Microsoft would be purchasing ZeniMax Media, parent company to Bethesda Softworks, id Software and the host of series like Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Doom and Fallout under their banner — but recent commentary from this past weekend at the Jeffries Interactive Entertainment conference should alleviate at least some of those concerns surrounding ZeniMax’s exclusivity.

“I’m not announcing pulling content from platforms one way or the other,” Xbox chief financial officer Tim Stuart said at the conference (transcribed by Seeking Alpha, a statement which seemed contrary to previous comments that Xbox head Phil Spencer has made regarding the same topic. That being said, Jeffries did say that the future approach would, as one might expect from a merger worth $7.5 billion, see preferential treatment for Microsoft’s platforms.

The next installment of Doom may find itself on other platforms besides Xbox Series X|S

“But what we want is we want that content, in the long run, to be either first or better or best or pick your differentiated experience, on our platforms,” Stuart added. “We will want Bethesda content to show up the best as — on our platforms.”

Stuart added that ZeniMax, Bethesda, et al. would be a crucial asset for the Xbox Game Pass.

“But if you think about something like Game Pass, if it shows up best in Game Pass, that’s what we want to see, and we want to drive our Game Pass subscriber base through that Bethesda pipeline.”

RELATED:  Assassin's Creed Valhalla launch sales are best in series history; biggest Ubisoft PC launch ever

Does it make sense that Microsoft wouldn’t completely pull its ZeniMax content from rival platforms post-merger? Does this mean we’ll be seeing the next installments of Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom and more on the Playstation 5? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Written By

Ninja Gaiden was my rite of passage at an early age. After finally beating that game (and narrowly dodging carpal tunnel) I decided to write about my gaming exploits. These days I enjoy roguelikes and anything Pokemon but I'll always dust off Super Mario RPG, Donkey Kong Country and StarFox 64 from time to time to bask in their glory.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Trending Games

News

Alex Scott is making history once again — only this time it’s not joining the ranks of the Most Excellent Order of the British...

PC

Are you a Halo Infinite fan that can’t wait until the Holiday 2021 release date to play the game? Here’s some potentially good news:...

Mobile

Glen Schofield, former co-director and developer on a number of Call of Duty titles, has a message for gamers who think the Call of...

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Want the latest gaming news, guides, musings and cosplay delivered straight to your mailbox? Sign up for the Retbit newsletter and let us keep you connected.

More from Retbit

News

Alongside Halo Infinite and Starfield, Playground Games’ Forza Horizon 5 was another big-name game announced at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase at E3 2021....

News

343 Industries put out their latest Halo Waypoint “Inside Infinite” blogpost on Thursday, one in which they expounded even more on the game’s free-to-play...

News

"We want to continue to do something with KI [on the Xbox]," Spencer said of the popular fighting series.

News

Following the release day news that Outriders had tripled the highest player count of Avengers, the buzz surrounding Square-Enix’s/People Can Fly’s third-person, co-op RP...