Yesterday’s mind-blowing announcement that Microsoft is buying Bethesda came as an absolute shock, sending ripples through all of Twitter. I’m sure that there were even a few OnlyFans posts about it, too…
The news was a shock and PlayStation gamers wondered what that would mean for them. Would they still be able to buy and play future Bethesda games on PS4 and PS5? Will Starfield be released on PS5? What about the next Elder Scrolls game? These are all valid questions, and while we don’t have a clear answer just yet, we do have a little reassurance from Bethesda’s Pete Hines.
Writing in a blog post over on the official Bethesda website, Hines said: “the key point is we’re still Bethesda. We’re still working on the same games we were yesterday, made by the same studios we’ve worked with for years, and those games will be published by us.”
With Bethesda continuing to publish its own games, there’s a very high chance that they’ll release on other platforms, though Microsoft could in theory override any decisions. It’s unlikely that will happen though, as Microsoft just paid $7.5 billion for the company and its portfolio, and the Redmond-based firm is going to want to make as much of that money back as quickly as possible.
So it looks like we’ll still be getting Fallout 5, future DOOM games, and everything else from Bethesda on PS4 and PS5. Unlike the ladies and gents on Xbox, we’ll have to pay full price while they sit around getting games on release day as part of Xbox Gamepass. Maybe an Xbox Series S wouldn’t be a bad investment after all…
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