Microsoft has denied they’ve ever pulled video games like Redfall from PS5 and PS4 to make them unique to Xbox. The denial comes after stories surfaced just a few days in the past that Redfall was initially coming to PS5 however this model was canceled when Microsoft acquired Bethesda.
Microsoft strikes to quell gamers’ fears over Xbox exclusivity
Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has already claimed Microsoft doesn’t need to maintain current PlayStation video games off these consoles, and that is the primary argument of their struggle to accumulate Activision Blizzard and the Name of Obligation franchise. Redfall director Harvey Smith’s assertion that Redfall was canceled on PS5 goes straight in opposition to that declare, so a Microsoft spokesperson launched a press release to GameSpot refuting the allegation the sport was pulled from the platform:
We haven’t pulled any video games from PlayStation. In actual fact, we’ve expanded our footprint of video games that we’ve shipped on Sony’s PlayStation since our acquisition of ZeniMax, and the primary two video games we shipped after closing had been PlayStation 5 exclusives. We did the identical factor since our closing of Minecraft as we prolonged the attain of that franchise. The entire video games that had been obtainable on PlayStation once we acquired ZeniMax in March 2021 are nonetheless obtainable on PlayStation, and we have now continued to do content material updates on PlayStation and PC. Now we have all the time mentioned that future selections on whether or not to distribute ZeniMax video games for different consoles might be made on a case-by-case foundation.
Whereas the Bethesda deal did nonetheless enable Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo to get pleasure from PS5 exclusivity for 12 months, as soon as current contracts had handed issues haven’t been so encouraging. Each Starfield and Redfall are unique to Xbox, and there are rumors that The Elder Scrolls 6 will comply with go well with regardless of being an current PlayStation franchise. No matter whether or not Microsoft or Harvey Smith is right, the long run doesn’t look shiny for future Bethesda video games on PS4 and/or PS5.