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Phil Spencer Says Microsoft Don't Need To Ship Bethesda Games On PlayStation To Make The Deal Worth ItPhil Spencer Says Microsoft Don't Need To Ship Bethesda Games On PlayStation To Make The Deal Worth It

Phil Spencer Says Microsoft Don't Need To Ship Bethesda Games On PlayStation To Make The Deal Worth It

Here's our exclusive interview with Xbox boss Phil Spencer about the Bethesda buyout, Halo Infinite, the Xbox Series X launch and more.Here's our exclusive interview with Xbox boss Phil Spencer about the Bethesda buyout, Halo Infinite, the Xbox Series X launch and more.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer On Xbox Series X Launch, Bethesda, Halo Infinite

One of the big questions that arose in the immediate aftermath of Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda—number three in our top five—was whether the studio's future games would be released on PlayStation platforms. Keeping Fallout 5 or The Elder Scrolls 6 off of Sony consoles would mean a lot of lost game sales, but it could also have a major impact on Microsoft's bigger plans: If you love Bethesda's open world RPGs, and they're only available on Xbox, it's probably going to be a factor when it comes time to decide where to spend your money.In an interview with Kotaku, Xbox boss Phil Spencer didn't say that Microsoft would make future Bethesda games console-exclusives on the Xbox, but he did emphasize that it could. When asked if the company would be able to recoup the $7.5 billion it spent on the acquisition without selling Elder Scrolls 6 on PlayStation consoles, Spencer said flat-out, "Yes.""I don’t want to be flip about that," he continued. "This deal was not done to take games away from another player base like that. Nowhere in the documentation that we put together was, 'How do we keep other players from playing these games?’ We want more people to be able to play games, not fewer people to be able to go play games.""But I’ll also say in the model—I’m just answering directly the question that you had—when I think about where people are going to be playing and the number of devices that we had, and we have xCloud and PC and Game Pass and our console base, I don’t have to go ship those games on any other platform other than the platforms that we support in order to kind of make the deal work for us. Whatever that means."Spencer has previously said that Microsoft will honor existing agreements for PS5 releases, but beyond that it will determine which games to bring to which hardware on a case-by-case basis. And as Kotaku pointed out, it doesn't even have to be an all-or-nothing proposition: Microsoft could, for instance, release The Elder Scrolls 6 (or whatever) as a full-priced retail game on the PlayStation while also making it available on Xbox Game Pass, and that'd still be a hell of a lever. Microsoft hasn't shown any strong leaning one way or the other on its long-term plans for possible console exclusivity, but it's interesting that Spencer is so readily willing to even float the possibility.The bulk of the interview is focused on Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One S and X consoles, but Spencer also said that there's no new update on the status of Halo Infinite, which was delayed in August, and left open the possibility that its campaign and multiplayer components could be released separate, saying, "I think that’s something to think about, but we want to make sure we do it right."Microsoft can afford the $7.5 billion purchase price all on its own.

Xbox could recoup $7.5 billion Bethesda purchase without putting games on PlayStation, says Phil Spencer | PC Gamer

Responding to a question about The Elder Scrolls VI, Spencer says Microsoft won't be forced to release it on PS5.Responding to a question about The Elder Scrolls VI, Spencer says Microsoft won't be forced to release it on PS5.

Future Bethesda Titles Don't Need To Be On PS5, Says Xbox's Phil Spencer - GameSpot

Microsoft’s recent $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media has led to many thinking that Microsoft will be publishing upcoming games on Sony’s next-gen PlayStation console, but will that happen?  At the moment, that possibility is still just a possibility. Previously, Xbox boss Phil Spencer explained that games would be coming to […]

Microsoft can recoup $7.5 billion Bethesda purchase without PS5 sales, says Spencer - MSPoweruser

Microsoft’s recent $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media has led to many thinking that Microsoft will be publishing upcoming games on Sony’s next-gen PlayStation console, but will that happen?  At the moment, that possibility is still just a possibility. Previously, Xbox boss Phil Spencer explained that games would be coming to […]

Microsoft can recoup $7.5 billion Bethesda purchase without PS5 sales, says Spencer - MSPoweruser

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MachineGames developers talked in an interview about how the fast SSDs in the next-generation of consoles will allow new game design, while the team is excited at being part of Microsoft because it will allow the studio to make greater games.MachineGames developers talked in an interview about how the fast SSDs in the next-generation of consoles will allow new game design, while the team is excited at being part of Microsoft because it will allow the studio to make greater games.

MachineGames devs say being part of Microsoft will allow the team to make greater games | Windows Central

"Being honest, the Series S has surprised me""Being honest, the Series S has surprised me"

Some Games Actually Load Faster On Xbox Series S, Says Phil Spencer - Xbox News

While each game's platforms will be decided on a case-by-case basis, Phil Spencer says Elder Scrolls doesn't need to be on PlayStation to recoup acquisition costsWhile each game's platforms will be decided on a case-by-case basis, Phil Spencer says Elder Scrolls doesn't need to be on PlayStation to recoup acquisition costs

Xbox head: Bethesda purchase wasn't to keep games away from other platforms | GamesIndustry.biz

What that might mean for the future cross-platform availability of Bethesda's upcoming epics, such as Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield, is still up in the air, but...What that might mean for the future cross-platform availability of Bethesda's upcoming epics, such as Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield, is still up in the air, but...

Xbox boss: Microsoft can survive its $7.5 billion Bethesda purchase without bringing future titles to PS5

Phil Spencer hasn't given much hope for future Bethesda Games coming to PS5 in a new statement from an interview with Kotaku.Phil Spencer hasn't given much hope for future Bethesda Games coming to PS5 in a new statement from an interview with Kotaku.

Phil Spencer Doesn't Give Much Hope For Future Bethesda Games Coming To PS5 In New Statement - PlayStation Universe

Video Game News, Community, Videos, & ReviewsThe Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset. Image: Bethesda Following the news that Microsoft is acquiring Zenimax Media and Bethesda Softworks, many wondered if this meant future Bethesda games would no longer appear on Sony or Nintendo platforms. While Microsoft is committed to honoring previously inked exclusivity deals to competitors, the company could recoup their investment by […]

Phil Spencer: Xbox Could Recoup $7.5 Billion Bethesda Acquisition Without Releasing Games on PlayStation - Niche Gamer

In a recent interview, the head of Xbox said the company doesn't need to put Bethesda games on PlayStation to be successful.In a recent interview, the head of Xbox said the company doesn't need to put Bethesda games on PlayStation to be successful.

Phil Spencer puts PS5 players on notice: Bethesda only needs Xbox - Dexerto

This isn't to say that Xbox plans to lock every single Bethesda or ZeniMax game into Xbox exclusivity, but Spencer remains confident that doing so wouThis isn't to say that Xbox plans to lock every single Bethesda or ZeniMax game into Xbox exclusivity, but Spencer remains confident that doing so wouldn’t leave them in a tough spot.

Gamasutra - Phil Spencer: Xbox could recoup Bethesda acquisition without PlayStation releases

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has started that Xbox Series S sales are expected to exceed the Xbox Series X.  In an interview with Kotaku, Spencer explained that Xbox believes the budget-focused next-gen console will sell more units over the course of the generation than their no holds barred Xbox Series X. “I think, over the […]

Xbox Series S sales predicted to outsell Series X says Xbox boss - MSPoweruser

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has started that Xbox Series S sales are expected to exceed the Xbox Series X.  In an interview with Kotaku, Spencer explained that Xbox believes the budget-focused next-gen console will sell more units over the course of the generation than their no holds barred Xbox Series X. “I think, over the […]

Xbox Series S sales predicted to outsell Series X says Xbox boss - MSPoweruser

The latest comments from Phil Spencer -- the head of Xbox -- are seemingly bad news for PlayStation players hoping to play some of the next generation's biggest games on PS5. Last month, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax media. This means Microsoft now owns [...]The latest comments from Phil Spencer -- the head of Xbox -- are seemingly bad news for [...]

Xbox Boss' Latest Comments Are Bad News for PS5 Players

Phil Spencer has stated that a continued relationship with Nintendo 'doesn't feel sustainable.' meaning there might not be more Xbox games on Switch.There might not be more Xbox games on the Switch.

Xbox And Nintendo Collaborations Not 'Sustainable', According To Xbox Head

Xbox boss Phil Spencer is confident Microsoft can recoup the funds spent on acquiring Bethesda, without releasing the studio's games on other consoles. Xbox boss Phil Spencer is confident Microsoft can recoup the funds spent on acquiring Bethesda, without releasing the studio's games on other consoles. 

Xbox can recoup $7.5 billion Bethesda investment without going multi-platform, says Spencer

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Head of Xbox says they have a "very good" relationship with Nintendo, once again shows interest in Live/Game Pass on Switch | GoNintendo

Microsoft appears to be doing every little thing of their energy disrupt the traditional, orderly transition between console generations, with issues like free “Sensible Supply” upgrades, crossgen first-party video games, in depth backward compatibility, and the half-step Xbox Collection S console, however in a new interview with Kotaku, Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer hints they […]

Xbox Series X Games Could be Played on Xbox One via Cloud Streaming Hints Phil Spencer - Bestgamingpro

Will The Elder Scrolls 6 be an Xbox exclusive? Phil Spencer offers an update on next-gen gaming's biggest unanswered question.Will The Elder Scrolls 6 be an Xbox exclusive? Phil Spencer offers an update on next-gen gaming's biggest unanswered question.

Xbox Boss Offers Cryptic Update on The Elder Scrolls 6 Coming to PlayStation 5 | Den of Geek

Phil Spencer has dropped a pretty strong hint that Bethesda’s tentpole games—The Elder Scrolls 6, Starfield, the next Fallout—are unlikely to be released on PlayStation or Switch in the future.Phil Spencer has dropped a pretty strong hint that Bethesda’s tentpole games—The Elder Scrolls 6, Starfield, the next Fallout—are unlikely to be released on PlayStation or Switch in the future.

‘Elder Scrolls 6’ On PS5? Phil Spencer Implies It’s Unlikely

Xbox boss says “price really matters” in the long-run…Xbox boss says “price really matters” in the long-run…

Phil Spencer thinks Xbox Series S will end up outselling Xbox Series X | VGC

Which new Microsoft console will sell more, the Xbox Series S or the Xbox Series X? Phil Spencer has already picked his favorite.Which new Microsoft console will sell more, the Xbox Series S or the Xbox Series X? Phil Spencer has already picked his favorite.

Xbox Series S Will Outsell the Xbox Series X This Generation Predicts Phil Spencer

Which new Microsoft console will sell more, the Xbox Series S or the Xbox Series X? Phil Spencer has already picked his favorite.Which new Microsoft console will sell more, the Xbox Series S or the Xbox Series X? Phil Spencer has already picked his favorite.

Xbox Series S Will Outsell the Xbox Series X This Generation Predicts Phil Spencer

Microsoft Bethesda multiplatform games aren't necessary. Phil Spencer makes it clear that they don't need PlayStation or multiplatform games to make back the Bethesda purchase investment.Microsoft Bethesda multiplatform games aren't necessary. Phil Spencer makes it clear that they don't need PlayStation or multiplatform games to make back the Bethesda purchase investment.

Microsoft Can Recoup Bethesda Purchase Without Multiplatform Games

Xbox's Phil Spencer has said that the deal to acquire Bethesda wasn't done in order to "take games away from another player base."Xbox's Phil Spencer has said that the deal to acquire Bethesda wasn't done in order to "take games away from another player base."

Phil Spencer Says Microsoft Doesn't Need to Ship Bethesda Games on Platforms Other Than its Own to Recoup Investment

Phil Spencer addresses the possibility of future Xbox hardware revisions and mid-gen refreshes, with the PS5's SSD tech in mind.Phil Spencer addresses the possibility of future Xbox hardware revisions and mid-gen refreshes, with the PS5's SSD tech in mind.

Head of Xbox Teases Xbox Series X Hardware Revisions | Game Rant

The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has confirmed that the newly-acquired Bethesda won't need to release games on PS5 to recoup the cost.Xbox's Phil Spencer confirms that Bethesda games don't need to leave the Xbox ecosystem.

Xbox Confirms Bethesda Games Won't Launch On PS5 | Screen Rant

Elder Scrolls 6 may not come to PS5 after all, just PC and XboxElder Scrolls 6 may not come to PS5 after all, just PC and Xbox

Elder Scrolls 6 may be an Xbox exclusive, according to Phil Spencer | GamesRadar+

"We don't have to ship on any other platform" - The industry’s most interviewed man, Xbox boss Phil Spencer, has been ch..."We don't have to ship on any other platform"

Bethesda Games Are Looking Increasingly Unlikely on PS5 - Push Square

Kotaku has recently published a wide ranging interview with the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer. One of the topics that came up is the relationship between the Xbox team and Nintendo. We have seen Banjo-Kazooie and Steve and Alex from Minecraft appear in Super Smash Bros Ultimate and the two acclaimed Ori games and Cuphead…Kotaku has recently published a wide ranging interview with the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer. One of the topics that came up is the relationship between the Xbox team and Nintendo. We have seen Banjo…

Phil Spencer: “it doesn’t feel sustainable” porting Xbox games to Switch, would rather have “full Xbox ecosystem somewhere” – My Nintendo News

Kotaku has recently published a wide ranging interview with the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer. One of the topics that came up is the relationship between the Xbox team and Nintendo. We have seen Banjo…

Phil Spencer: “it doesn’t feel sustainable” porting Xbox games to Switch, would rather have “full Xbox ecosystem somewhere” – My Nintendo News

Kotaku recently spoke with Xbox head Phil Spencer to discuss everything from Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S to the Zenimax Media acquisition and more.Kotaku recently spoke with Xbox head Phil Spencer to discuss everything from Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S to the Zenimax Media acquisition and more. Here are the most interesting snippets from…

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer on Xbox Series X, Bethesda Softworks games on PlayStation, relationship with Nintendo, more - Gematsu

In a recent interview, head of Xbox Phil Spencer comments on the possibility of future Bethesda games coming to the PlayStation platform.In a recent interview, head of Xbox Phil Spencer comments on the possibility of future Bethesda games coming to the PlayStation platform.

Head of Xbox Suggests The Elder Scrolls 6 Won't Come to PS5