Starfield, the highly anticipated fantasy RPG currently in development, is not coming up PlayStation 5 thanks to the acquisition of Bethesda from Microsoft. To disseminate the report is GamesBeat.
Bethesda’s mysterious first-person RPG, which has yet to show itself in an audience except for the fleeting teaser announcement trailer, may not see the light on Sony consoles. According to Jeff Grubb, a well-known journalist, Microsoft’s intention is in fact to guarantee the project exclusivity for Xbox Series X | S on consoles, thus increasing the importance of the Game Pass ecosystem.
After tweeted earlier that “Starfield is exclusive to Xbox and PC”Grubb elaborated on his comments in the article, pointing out that “Starfield is most valuable to Microsoft as a means of growing Xbox Game Pass.”
“An effort like the release [su Game Pass] of a successful game from the team behind The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is the best if Microsoft considers it an investment in a broader service “says Grubb.
Grubb also cites analyst Daniel Ahmad, who has declared: “With Game Pass now at the heart of the Xbox ecosystem, it is becoming increasingly important for Microsoft to invest in exclusive and IP content that increases the value of the service and leads to new user acquisitions. “
According to Grubb, in a nutshell, Microsoft wants to gather as many people as possible on its platforms and, in doing so, create continuous flows of money to the company.
Jim Ryan, president of Sony, has previously stated that he did not know if Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI would arrive on PlayStation platforms, now that Bethesda is owned by Microsoft. According to the latest reports, the Redmond giant could opt to favor its own brand, thanks to the large investment made.
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