Those of Redmond continue trying to convince the FTC not to hinder the purchase of Activision Blizzard.
As happened in its day in the trial between Epic Games and Apple, the purchase of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft is leaving a lot of headlines for the conflict of interest between Microsoft itself, PlayStation and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States, which has so far blocked the move. Between dimes and bickering, we have also been able to learn about some of Microsoft’s future plans with other of its licenses, like three bethesda games which have been confirmed as exclusive to Xbox and PC consoles.
After respecting the exclusivity agreements with PlayStation of Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo, Bethesda’s new games have been announced exclusively for Xbox PC, and we can expect it to continue to be so for the next installments of the company’s biggest names and new proposals from its studios. Although it is something that could depend on the proposal of each particular game.
Upcoming Xbox Exclusive Bethesda Games
In Microsoft’s latest response to the FTC, although the names in particular have been erased, those from Redmond talk about three upcoming Bethesda games that will only be available on Xbox and PC consoles. Games that can “played mostly alone or in small groups“, so you don’t have to stop long to think to deduce that two of them are the ones already announced Starfield and Redfall, the new from Bethesda Softworks itself and Arkane Studios, respectively. As for the fourth game, it would be logical to think of The Elder Scrolls VI, although the game is planned for such a long time that it may be another project from the company’s studios.
It should be remembered that Bethesda also announced some time ago the development of an Indiana Jones game by Machine Games (responsible for Wolfenstein) of which practically nothing is known yet, including platforms or approximate release date. To which should be added projects from other studios that are likely to hit stores before The Elder Scrolls VI.
Although the one that takes the cake when it takes time is Fallout 5. It is assumed that once Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI are finished, Fallout will be the company’s next project, but we are talking about longer-term plans. Fallout New Vegas 2 is another possibility that has been around since Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda, due to the fact that the original game was developed by Obsidian with the creator of Pentiment at the head of the project.