Rumours have been circling for a while now that Bethesda may cease to publish games on PlayStation. But it seems like we’re going to know once and for all in a ‘tell all’ March reveal. Will it be the news we’re hoping for? Or will Fallout 76 and its copious bugs be one of the last games we get to bemoan?
Bethesda is one of the names you instantly think of when you consider the biggest IPs in gaming history. But with Microsoft taking the helm, there have been concerns that their selection will eventually cease to exist on PlayStation. That’s because it’s hard to imagine they’ll want to support the “enemy” – and instead use the games as a way to bring people over to the “Green Side”. However, we won’t have to speculate much longer as a reveal event is planned for next month. But just what will it tell us?
I guess the answer to that question largely depends on Microsoft and how they see themselves in this next generation battle – even if it is delayed slightly by the lack-of-stock. For if they’re really confident that they’ve got something special – and with Game Pass, I think it’s fair to say that they have – they may go full protective guardian and keep all future games as Microsoft exclusives, something they’re currently lacking. But they may also see Game Pass as a good reason to own both consoles, and therefore continue to support PlayStation releases just to keep their market share as wide as possible.
And it’s the latter path that I believe will be taken.
But you’re not here to rely on me and my Mystic Meg impression – supported by a lifetime of inaccurate predictions. Instead, why not listen to Jeff Grubb who has foreseen such an event in a recent podcast. You see, he said:
“I don’t know if it will be a full, Direct-style event, but they will make note about it and they will talk about it extensively, explain what it means for everybody and talk about the immediate future of both companies becoming one.”
And it’s going to happen some time in mid-March. By which time, the multi billion dollar buyout will have been completed and the team will have a better idea of what’s what.
Let’s just hope it isn’t a let down, though – imagine the Fallout!
Source: Games Radar