After officially “going home” with Microsoft, it seemed that Bethesda would quickly announce exclusive rights to their games for the Xbox ecosystem, but recently, the company has moved against the prediction of many people.
The giant Microsoft has officially acquired ZeniMax Media – which owns a series of famous subsidiary companies of the game industry, including Bethesda Softworks, with a total value of up to 7.5 billion USD.
After this deal, a series of “conspiracy theories” were set up about the future of Bethesda and Microsoft. In particular, the most agreed theory is that Bethesda will in turn bring all the best-selling games to exclusive status for the Xbox / Windows ecosystem – the two most prominent platforms are the Xbox Series X / S.
Recently, however, Bethesda made a move beyond the predictions of the gaming community. Specifically, the company released two very large Collection (game collection): Wolfenstein Alt History Collection (including four parts Wolfenstein) and Dishonored & Prey The Arkane Collection (including Prey, Dishonored, Dishonored 2, and expansion pack. Death of the Outsider). More surprisingly, these collections will land on both next generation Console ecosystems, the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 (PS5).
Thus, contrary to the worries of the PlayStation gaming community, Bethesda does not seem to turn away immediately from the platform (at least for the short term). Previously, Microsoft has also shared that it has not decided to monopolize Bethesda’s game for Xbox Series X / S.