Bethesda won't host a separate press conference at E3.
Admin note: removed the part about Starfield. That's the journalist's opinion, not news.
Will Starfield still be multiplatform or have MS banned this coming to other systems as well?
No, Series S/X and PC. Game Pass, on launch day. I was hoping for a 2021 launch, but that doesn't look very likely at all. We will find out more during E3. Hopefully Nintendo and Microsoft will have a lot to show.
If 7 million PS5s is "majority of game sales" then there's way fewer PC owners than I thought.
Probably Xbox / PC first Others later...if that’s the path they go down
Exactly. I kinda feel like they might still release on PS eventually becuase as everyone knows it's the majority of all game sales. It would be stupid to lock out over half of possible sales just to put the game away on a "free" service and make almost no money anyways.
Phil Spencer says future Bethesda games will be exclusive to "platforms where Game Pass exists" https://www.google.com/amp/...
Spencer technically said their focus is on Game Pass first, not Game Pass only. But it can be assumed it was too lighten the fact that this was their goal. I'm certain certain IPs of theirs will always be multiplatform, specifically Minecraft.
***MS HAS already made that money back, enough to buy them twice and that's without Bethesda releasing anything.*** Just to reiterate, all of MS revenue doesn't make the gaming division profitable. Shareholders aren't going to be fine keeping a division if it's not making a profit like other divisions that prop it up.
@scirius That doesn't mean anything because we all know that Phil dreams of MS being able to launch Gamepass on PS and profit from its huge userbase. The only question is wheather sony will accept one day IF it becomes too successful to ignore
@fox not if there’s contracts with the ink already dry. I’ll look at Microsoft E3 show like every year not expecting anything otherwise listening to their PR will set me up for disappointment like many years before. I hope they knock it out of the park with announcements of true gen games exclusively for xbsx coming in the next 6+ months and not another wait and see next year we’ll ________
I can’t believe some people still expect Bethesda games on PlayStation. It is not going to happen.
“Just to reiterate, all of MS revenue doesn't make the gaming division profitable.” You know what makes the gaming division profitable? The gaming division. https://m.youtube.com/watch... 2:10 mark. Happy to help.
A leak said it will be exclusive
Phil stated as much.
Will the game be any good? There's so much hype around a game that we've seen nothing from.
No different than every game. The devs/publishers announce it, and then the community decides whether or not its existence excites them. To throw the ball to the other team, nobody knows if the new Ratchet and Clank will live up to expectations. You only know once people are actually playing it; but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be excited for something.
You mean is Starfield a first party MS game the same way God of War is a first party Sony game because they own the company and IP? Yes.
That comparison would only work if God of War was developed as a multiplatform title then made exclusive. Starfield was a multiplatform title I would like to know if it still is or have MS blocked that.
Well when you own it , why would you give it to the competition? I don't understand why this is even a question. I don't hear this when Sony buys a studio. Everyone knows those studios will no longer be multi platform. Why do people think it will be different with Microsoft?
It's past absurd. The news came 9 months ago and people are still on about whether games are on Playstation. They can't get it through their heads that all of these games and companies are now first party to MS the same way Mario is to Nintendo and Uncharted is to PS. It's honestly kind of baffling at this point.
Banned? LoL.... Why would they release a 1st party game elsewhere?
Banned? MS is Bethasda and Bethesda is MS. I didn't know that when Ninty or Sony keep they 1st party exclusives on their platform it was consider it being bammed on others. I seriously doubt MS paid 7.5 billion USD to not keep Bethesda exclusives on the MS ecosystem. There are those that have their theories as to why they will release them on PS systems. However, I think that is jusy wishful thinking. Spencer already answered the question and there are those who are taking his words and forming their own conclusion(s).
I actually hate this, the Bethesda press conferences were almost always the best and the events they would throw for E3 were always exceptional
After the Fallout76 love/lie fest @ E3 I'm happy to see it gone. Pete Hines can stay far far away, hell I don't really even want to hear from Todd anymore either.
Exactly. After the Fallout76 fiasco, it seems like Bethesda and MS were made for each other.
Now it's going to be 16 times the length. It just works.
And they still will be the same type of press conference? Why would that suddenly change just because of a change of ownership?
They will still be great. The only difference is that Bethesda is now MS. You hate gaming business? They wiill still make games, but they will only be for the MS ecosystem.
I did like seeing Bethesda do their own thing but this is to be expected
Starfield , Fallout series, Skyrim series, Doom series, etc, etc, etc!
"Skyrim series" It really has been that long since a fresh Elder Scrolls...
I still remember when people were asking for an "Oblivion 2"
Bethesda is Xbox now, how are they joining Xbox at E3? It’s not a joint conference anymore, it’s just Xbox. Wicked PR at work Microsoft!
Are you sure about that lol 😆 I'll be laughing if it doesn't happen
You guys are hilarious. MS and Bethesda stated yesterday thatbit was one conference. MS is Bethesda, Bethesda is MS.
Maybe still holding their own separate conference?
Potatoe patatoe, they can have separate conferences but they’re both Xbox now. Bethesda now makes Xbox games. Don’t see this being hard to understand...so Xbox is having 2 conferences, got it.
No, Microsoft is having 1 conference as a platform. Bethesda will have a conference segment within the Microsoft showcase. Your right it is not hard to understand.... for some.... nothing PR about it, they are joining Microsoft's conference
Hopefully this trims the fat off both of their E3’s. Way too much fluff
Hopefully something good,..
I bet they won't be able to have bands and crazy stuff anymore now.they have gone corporate
Zenimax - their previous owner - was about as corporate as corporate gets. I'd like to assume MS is just going to let Bethesda do their thing, as they always have.
Joining Microsoft through the eyes of a developer (Ninja Theory). https://www.youtube.com/wat... Sony, by contrast, only requires AAAA titles. No matter what you do, it must sell well and bring in as much money as possible.
They’ve changed this decision starfield and decided to make it exclusive to Xbox and PC. But those were just early rumors, we’ll have to wait till later.
Another slow news day, filled with borefests.
Much like that comment, i fell asleep half way through.....
The hype is real!!! roll on E3!!
My guess on Starfield in 2022 is likely gamepass first 3 months earlier than simultaneous ps5/xb/pc release
I predict gamepass day 1, and still available to buy across xbox and PC from day 1. As for PS5 release, i can still see that happening, when it happens is the question.
Keep hope alive.
Wasn't this obvious? Why would they host a separate conference?
I know right lol. They will still have their own conference type reveal, they will just have their own slot within Microsoft's E3.
Right!? That’s all I was trying to say in my comment above. Shouldn’t it already be assumed Xbox teams would be there to represent Xbox. Why make it sound like Bethesda is a 3rd party there to support Xbox at E3. They are now one and the same. Bethesda is an Xbox team now. Might as well announce that playground games, 343, and ninja theory will be there too. Well no crap!?
Probably just to point out that Bethesda are not having their normal separate conference. The title is correct, but they could have worded it differently.
I just find it comical people still thinking bethesda games are still releasing on PS!! Just buy a xbox series S, it's only 300 bucks and get game pass with it and it's pretty much a steal
Makes sense - why pay for two shows, especially given that most of the Bethesda content would now be shown in the Xbox one too.
Cool...an MT filled live service fest...
Because almost nobody connects Bethesda to Microsoft. Thie reason that this is news. The casual gamer doesnt even knows it. The casual gamers doesnt know that Doom now belongs to Microsoft. Many dont even know that the game is made by Bethesda. There is a big line between hardcore gamers and casual gamers. The problem is that they are a huge marketshare. Microsoft need to show they are now part of their studios.
"Many dont even know that the game is made by Bethesda." It isn't it is made by ID software. I think every gamer knows Doom is made by ID and published by Bethesda. The big giveaway is the ID/Bethesda Studios logo when you load up the game.
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