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Microsoft Explains Why Elder Scrolls VI Might Be Exclusive

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Mountain scenery from The Elder Scrolls 6.

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Court proceedings are still underway to justify why Microsoft should be allowed to acquire Activision Blizzard. In response to UK market regulator statement About the acquisition publisher suggests It just makes business sense for them to make a ‘medium-sized’ game like the one they’re about to make. The Elder Scrolls VI It is exclusive and also claims there is too much money to be made from owning it call of duty On PlayStation, we pull it off of Sony’s platform.

Yes, Microsoft is again trying to explain why Games that have sold millions No big deal. For real.don’t be careful The Elder Scrolls VI Also star field On the horizon while Microsoft tries to poke this $70 billion We trade through regulatory bodies around the world.

ZeniMax and Bethesda games released prior to the acquisition are still available on the PlayStation store at the time of writing. Deathloop When Ghostwire: Tokyo It was previously planned for the PlayStation as part of a deal with Sony and ZeniMax. However, the fate of the new game is still uncertain. red fall When star fieldis set to release in 2023 and will be exclusive to Xbox and PC. Now the question arises: How does Xbox decide which games will come to PlayStation consoles? Microsoft provides an informative chart.

A graph showing the high monopoly value of Redfall and Starfield.

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First of all, games that can be played cross-platform are less likely to be exclusive. After that, Microsoft sorted games into three categories. Niche, new IP/uncertain audience, mass market audience. Mass market and niche titles probably have the lowest console exclusivity, and newer IPs with uncertain audiences have the highest.

I know that star field is a new IP, but it feels a little disingenuous to see Microsoft claim that its fanbase is “enthusiastic” rather than broadly appealing.or the fallout 76 It’s a niche title despite commanding the player base of 13 million peopleOf course, this isn’t the first time a publisher has made such outlandish claims. fought that call of duty A must-have game series.I finally recognized it CoDThe size of its player base is unmatched by most other AAA games published by the company.

Microsoft also The Elder Scrolls VI Xbox and PC exclusivity won’t hurt Sony much. By placing a statement about it under the section about “medium-sized games”, it claims: Elder Scrolls Nowhere matches the popularity of Mine Craft Also call of duty, these are the two titles that will still be available on PlayStation.The company also has the last Elder Scrolls The game was released in 2011 to further refute claims of “disenfranchising” PlayStation players by not releasing it on the platform. Kotaku emailed Xbox to ask if the Elder Scrolls VI would be exclusive to that platform, but did not receive a response by the time of publication.

I’m sure the news must be devastating. Elder Scrolls fan. But for now, Microsoft is laughing off the mental backflip that it wants regulators to do.

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