Microsoft continues to work on the planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The publisher applies thanks to franchises like Call of Duty, Warcraft, Overwatch and Diablo as a particularly big fish in the race to acquire well-known gaming brands. If the purchase for almost 69 billion US dollars actually comes about, this would be the largest acquisition of a technology company any times. However, there still seems to be a long way to go until then, as the US trade regulator is apparently considering filing a lawsuit against the takeover. And also in other countries authorities convinced will. This is how Microsoft explained in England why no monopoly is to be feared through the takeover of Activision Blizzard. Interestingly, the successor to Skyrim, which is in development, was mentioned here. RPG fans prick up their ears.
Like Starfield, will Elder Scrolls 6 not come to Playstation?
The sixth part of the legendary RPG series The Elder Scrolls was officially announced by Bethesda in 2018. Over four years later, the title is still in the pre-production phase. Most of their resources are likely to Bethesda Game Studios currently stuck in the completion of the sci-fi epic Starfield. The release of the action role-playing game from the creators of Skyrim and Fallout should take place in the first half of 2023.
After Microsoft in 2021 the Parent company ZeniMax Holding for $7.5 billion, video game enthusiasts worldwide wondered whether titles from Bethesda would continue crossplatform appear or would be reserved exclusively for the Xbox in the future. In the case of Starfield the fears of Playstation owners came true. Starfield is slated to release in 2023 exclusively for Xbox, PC, and Game Pass. A similar procedure is evident for the Release of Elder Scrolls 6 intended.
Microsoft designates Elder Scrolls 6 as a “medium-sized” game and confirms exclusivity for Xbox
As opposed to Microsoft authorities in the UK argued that it makes no financial sense to withhold the Call of Duty shooter series from Playstation players. The sales and the associated profits are much too high for that. With this reasoning, Microsoft tries to address concerns from regulators who Acquisition of Activision Blizzard could lead to a monopoly position for the provider of the Game Pass lead to get out of the way.
For “medium sized” Games like the next Elder Scrolls 6 on the other hand, exclusivity is definitely intended, since their publications not a big impact had on the video game market. This may not sound very believable to fans of western role-playing games. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim applies to itself eleven years after release still considered the pioneering western Open-world role-playing game with fantasy setting. It also sold around 30 million times for PC, Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Until Elder Scrolls 6 actually appears, there will still be a lot of water flowing in Tamriel along Riverwood towards the sea. Who knows in what form classic video game consoles like Playstation and Xbox will still exist.