Bethesda games won't be Microsoft Xbox exclusives just yet
Earlier in September, Microsoft gave the gaming world a huge surprise. The company had acquired Zenimax Media which is the parent company of game development studios such as id Software, Arkane Studios, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Bethesda Studios and many more.
Since then, people have inevitably been wondering about the exclusivity stand of upcoming games from these studios. Many were convinced that future Bethesda games would be Xbox Exclusives and won't come to Playstations, but now, it seems that Microsoft has cleared the air.
Bethesda games coming to Sony and Nintendo
In the recent Jefferies Interactive Entertainment conference, Xbox CFO Jim Stuart spoke about Microsoft's acquisition of Zenimax Studios. Stuart said Microsoft has no intentions "of just pulling all of Bethesda content out of Sony or Nintendo or otherwise."
Furthermore, he added that "Microsoft's plan is to offer the best possible experience with a Bethesda game on its own platforms." What this means is that future Bethesda games will come to the Xbox before other platforms and will perform better on Microsoft's own platforms.
Elaborating on the same, he went on to say "We highly encourage cross-platform play, simply from this landscape of, if it's good for the gaming ecosystem, it's good for us, classic rising tide lifts all boats." Microsoft's plan is to offer the best possible experience with a Bethesda game on its own platforms.
Microsoft is also pushing their Game Pass service for PC and Xbox Gamers, which is something that is gaining traction each and every day. Bethesda and other studios' games will be available on Game Pass before it comes to Sony and Nintendo platforms.
In the past, Phil Spencer had also stated something similar, but not with as much clarity. As of now, it is confirmed that future Bethesda titles won't be Xbox Exclusives, but they will be available on Microsoft's platform before you can play them on others.