The Elder Scrolls 6 will be PC and Xbox exclusive

The Elder Scrolls 6 will be a PC and Xbox Series X/S exclusive. This was announced by the head of Xbox in an interview with GQ. Phil Spencer believes that such a decision will benefit not only the company itself, but also competition with other platforms. It is reported that Starfield, another RPG from Bethesda, will also receive exclusive status. The game is expected to release on PC and Xbox next November.

This is not about punishing any other platform, as I truly believe that all platforms can continue to grow. But as for the Xbox release - I would like it to happen with the entire set of franchises we have at our disposal - be it TES VI or any other title.

During his seven-year tenure at the head of the Xbox, Spencer has made some of the biggest strides in not just gaming, but entertainment in general. Under his leadership, the list of significant studios curated by the Xbox has grown sharply from 5 to 23. At the same time, Microsoft acquired Bethesda, the creators of the Skyrim and Fallout series.

Spencer also oversaw the creation of Game Pass - the first Netflix-style video game subscription service - and doubled down on streaming technology.

Recall that in September 2020, Microsoft acquired Zenimax and all internal studios, including Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane, MachineGames and Tango Gameworks. Already in March 2021, Microsoft completed the purchase of ZeniMax Media for $ 7.5 billion. Since then, Bethesda has officially confirmed that Starfield will be an Xbox console exclusive, and has also announced Arkane Austin's shooter Redfall.