April 14, 2024

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Elder Scrolls VI gained’t be coming to PS5 every time it lastly debuts. Although you would possibly’ve already filed this information beneath “effectively, duh,” it’s now clear as day courtesy of official documentation from Microsoft.

Initially introduced at E3 2018 (which Bethesda’s personal Todd Howard thinks was maybe a tad too early), The Elder Scrolls VI will mark the primary single-player entry within the fabled Elder Scrolls collection of big-ass open-world RPG romps since the timeless colossal success that was 2011’s Skyrim. Information on the TES6 entrance has in any other case been very quiet, and Bethesda solely simply launched its different epic, long-in-development RPG, the space-themed Starfield. New reporting from Axios’ Stephen Totilo, nevertheless, makes it clear that TES6 might be an Xbox and PC unique.

The Elder Scrolls VI targets a 2026 launch

PlayStation-owning followers of Bethesda jams have been holding out hope that regardless of Microsoft’s buy of Bethesda in 2020, Elder Scrolls VI would possibly nonetheless come to a Sony machine. CEO of Microsoft gaming Phil Spencer has mentioned as lately as September 6 that the corporate considers exclusives on a “case-by-case foundation” and that it “needs to guarantee that [its] video games can be found in so many alternative locations.”

As per a put up on X (previously Twitter) from Stephen Totilo of Axios, Microsoft’s communications through the FTC case regarding its controversial Activision merger spelled out that The Elder Scrolls VI is coming to Xbox and PC solely. In a Microsoft-confidential chart that noticed launch because of the authorized proceedings, The Elder Scrolls VI clearly has a giant ol’ purple X within the “Launched on PlayStation?” column.

https://x.com/stephentotilo/standing/1703758480509661480

The identical chart signifies that The Elder Scrolls VI is aiming for a 2026 or later launch date. Given the dimensions and scope of Bethesda video games, they do take a very long time to make. After The Elder Scrolls VI, Bethesda is anticipated to launch Fallout 5.

So, sorry PlayStation Skyrim followers. However, hey, a minimum of you acquired a head begin on Baldur’s Gate 3. And given TES6’s doubtless launch window, a minimum of you’ll have sufficient time to avoid wasting up for an Xbox or gaming-worthy PC? Hey, don’t have a look at me. I’m simply the messenger.

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