It will probably be a few more years before Bethesda is ready to show what they have done with the Elder Scrolls 6. However, if a recent tweet by Jeff Grubb is to be believed, the game could be an exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox console, and we’re not talking about a timed exclusive but rather a permanent one.
Should this come as a surprise? Hardly. As you might recall, back in 2020 Microsoft announced that they would be buying Bethesda. This led to speculation that future Bethesda games would be exclusive to the Xbox platform (and PC), since it makes sense that Microsoft is hoping exclusive triple A titles would lure gamers to its Xbox platform.
No. And also Elder Scrolls 6 is planned as Xbox exclusive as well. https://t.co/K4VCC5DrXL
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) August 30, 2021
Bethesda’s Pete Hines kind of hinted at this earlier this year, where it was also revealed that Starfield, Bethesda’s current project and focus, would be exclusive to the Xbox. Hines shared that he understood the frustration non-Xbox gamers are feeling, but there was nothing he could do, suggesting that it really is out of Bethesda’s hands.
Like we said, there’s no word on when the Elder Scrolls 6 will be released, but for now, it looks like the Elder Scrolls 5 will be the last game from the franchise that is available on multiple platforms.