Talking Starfield Exclusive Release And More On A New Skewedcast

Gareth, Justin, Michael, and Joseph at Skewed and Reviewed discuss Starfield Exclusive Release and more on a new Skewedcast

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Aquafiniac27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

I’m starting to feel like it’s going to release this year or early next year.
Looking forward for MS E3 to see more info on this.

Garethvk27d ago

I think we will get more details at their E3 showcase and if it is coming this year; a release date there or at Quakecon.

Aquafiniac27d ago

Yeah most likely and other games.

This gen is looking pretty good for all consoles.
Got me a switch and Xbox, now all I need is a PS5.

Garethvk27d ago

We know about Deathloop and the Tokyo game so people expect Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6. It will be interesting to see if new games are announced or will it be things like Fallout 76 is getting this update.

neutralgamer199227d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Part of me thinks this won't be exclusive for long on Xbox. I think Bethesda sold themselves to Ms but they also didn't want to cut off more than half of their potential customers. I think the strategy could be release the game on Xbox first than 6 months later release it at full price on ps5(I am just taking a guess. Bethesda were not in any financial issues, they didn't have to sell, they were privately owned. I think they will for time being have a lot of creative/development freedom)

I think this acquisition will open the flood gates for other mid size publishers. The rumor about square enix receiving multiple offers has some validity. Imagine if square goes next to Sony. I don't think we as gamers win in this scenario. By end of this generation I think square enix, Sega, Capcom, wb and ubi will be sold

Sol4ris27d ago (Edited 27d ago )


"Part of me thinks this won't be exclusive for long on Xbox"

It was made abundantly clear (for people paying attention) that games not subjected to prior commitments, will be exclusive to platforms that Game Pass is available on. If Game Pass will be on PS5 than people can play it there, if not, than they can play it on their gaming PC's they all boast about owning/ having.

The discussion about BethSoft games has to move on when addressing exclusivity. Simple.

Garethvk27d ago

Timed exclusive is likely as you do not want to miss so many potential customers; especially with the PS5 selling as it is.

DeusFever26d ago

Exclusivity will be wholly dependent on marketshare. $7.5B is a lot to spend on a carrot to sell Game Pass. We’re seeing the same with streaming versus theatrical releases. Netflix has enough subscribers to skip theaters. HBO Max does not. If Game Pass becomes a Netflix, then PS5 players will be shut out.

DiRtY26d ago (Edited 26d ago )

30 million subscribers at the end of the year is their target, $10 per month each and you do the maths.

And there is a truckload of games in development right now, that will sell subscriptions in the near and more distant future.

Halo, Starfield, Psychonauts 2, Age of Empires IV, Stalker 2 and Forza Horizon are relatively close to release.

Fable, Everwild, Perfect Dark, Avowed, Forza Motorsport, Hellblade 2, State of Decay 3, Elder Scrolls VI, Indiana Jones, Wolfenstein 3 and so much more will push GamePass even more.

None of these games will be on PlayStation, when they don’t start offering GamePass on their console. It is that simple.

boing127d ago

I have a really hard time believing this will be a genuin exclusive. MS needs to come out and say how it is. Everything else is speculation.

boing127d ago

That's the thing. I don't know. I probably am, though. I think they will use Starfield and ES6 to push Game Pass to other platforms IMHO. That's the obvious end goal if they still want to be the Netflix of gaming. To be on every possible platform that can support it, either locally or via cloud. I think this future is coming. Starfield on PS5? Sure, but only with GP subscription. Can you imagine?

vipah27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Key points.

Sony doesn't support the gamepass model which means the chances of seeing gamepass on PlayStation is 0%. Which means the PlayStation will be excluded from post contract bound Bethesda games.

Bethesda was acquired to boost gamepass and that is where all their new games not bound to old contracts will appear permanently.

Xbox exclusive may not be a thing anymore but gamepass exclusives will be. Also the PS user base is big but it ain't PC + Xbox big. MS doesn't need PlayStation which is what some of you are Implying. You also said they needed PlayStation to make the money used to buy Bethesda back. They already made that money back in droves without playstation.

There's a possiblity of seeing the smaller titles appear on PS I guess that's something to hold on to. The bigger titles are needed to increase gamepass subs.

boing127d ago

I think chances for GP on PS are the same as they were for cross-platform multiplayer. It happened at some point because pressure on Sony was too big. There are ways to make proper deals with this kind of stuff, you know.