Microsoft Will Still Honour Bethesda’s Exclusivity Deals

Following the news that Microsoft would acquire Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Media, many were curious if this still meant that PlayStation would retain the timed exclusivity rights for GhostWire: Tokyo and Deathloop.

The deals were a topic of discussion prior to the announcement of the acquisition, but now it has been confirmed that Microsoft will honour the exclusivity commitments for the two upcoming titles and they will launch first on the PlayStation 5.

GhostWire: Tokyo is the next game from Tango Gameworks, who previously worked on The Evil Within. The first-person title sees players taking on ghosts, utilising melee combat and a range of magical powers.

Meanwhile, Deathloop is from Arkane Studios, known for Dishonored and the severely underrated Prey (2016). It’s a first-person multiplayer-focused shooter with a strong focus on manipulating time in combat. The game was recently delayed to 2021 meaning both titles are now scheduled to release at some point next year.

In related news, future titles developed by the Bethesda teams will be available on Xbox and PC, and through Xbox Game Pass. In an interview with Bloomberg, Phil spoke about the possibility of the titles appearing elsewhere, stating that “We’ll take other consoles on a case-by-case basis.”

Meanwhile, it has already been confirmed that the popular Elder Scrolls Online will remain a multiplatform title, with the PlayStation versions set to remain on par with future updates.

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