However, with the announcement, we’re sure some are wondering about this exclusivity. According to a report from Bloomberg, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer said that they will honor Bethesda’s current exclusivity commitments, but that might change in the future with new releases where he is quoted as saying, “We’ll take other consoles on a case-by-case basis.”
Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella adds, “When we think about strategy whether it’s in gaming or any other part of Microsoft, each layer has to stand on its own for what it brings. When we talk about our content we want our content to be broadly available.” With this acquisition, Microsoft has scored a major coup in the gaming industry as Bethesda is behind some very big and popular triple A titles.
Of course getting games to as many gamers as possible is ideal, but so are having console and platform exclusives, and we suppose finding the right balance is something that Microsoft will have to work on.