Phil Spencer has commented on their recent deal with Bethesda and their acquisition and how it benefits their eco-systems going forward.
In a roundtable today with Bethesda and Microsoft executives, Phil Spencer was asked to give a clear answer to what they are planning to achieve with the Bethesda acquisition going forward, and whether this will mean that future games won’t be released on competitor’s platforms.
“Yeah, I see it. I see it in the community. I listen to the podcasts and all the questions. So, I’m gonna try to be as clear as I can, because that’s what I, I just think it’s fair. So obviously, I can’t sit here and say every Bethesda game is exclusive because we know that’s not true, ” said Phil.
“There’s contractual obligations that we’re going to see through as we always do in every one of these instances. We have games that exist on other platforms, and we’re going to go support these games on the platforms they’re on. There’s communities of players. We love these communities and we’ll continue to invest in them. And even in the future, there might be things that have, either contractual things or legacy on different platforms that we’ll go do. But if you’re an Xbox customer, the thing I want you to know is this is about delivering great exclusive games for you, that ship on platforms, where Game Pass exists, and that’s our goal. That’s why we’re doing this. That’s the root of this partnership that we’re building and the creative capability we will be able to bring to market for our Xbox customers. It is going to be the best it’s ever been for Xbox after we’re done here.”
In addition to this roundtable, Microsoft has also announced that 20 games from Bethesda will be joining Xbox Game Pass for PC and Consoles. This includes The Evil Within as we have covered earlier.