The other day, Bethesda officially took off the wraps of Starfield. This is the company’s first brand new IP in quite a while, where prior to this they were mostly known for their other franchises like Fallout and Skyrim. However, during the announcement of the game, it was revealed that Starfield was going to be an Xbox and PC exclusive.
Naturally this upset a lot of gamers who might have been eagerly waiting for the game, but only to find out that they can’t play it on their PlayStation consoles, which has since forced Bethesda’s marketing head Pete Hines to apologize during an interview with GameSpot while acknowledging the frustrations that some PlayStation gamers are feeling.
According to Hines, “If you’re a big fan of stuff we make and a game that we’re making is no longer available on your platform I totally understand if you are unhappy or pissed. I get it, those are all real feelings and frustrations.” He adds, “Sorry, all I can really say is, ‘I apologize,’ because I’m certain that’s frustrating to folks, but there’s not a whole lot I can do about it.”
While console exclusives aren’t new, we imagine that this situation can be particularly annoying to some gamers because prior to this, Bethesda’s games for the most part were available across multiple platforms, so for them to change their approach and with a brand new IP probably did not sit well. We’re not sure if maybe further down the road Starfield will eventually come to the PlayStation, but maybe don’t hold your breath just yet.