Industry Insider Jeff Grubb has said that the upcoming Bethesda RPG Starfield will be exclusive to Xbox and Windows 10 PC.
Grubb was responding to YouTuber Rand al Thor 19 on Twitter asking to clear up whether Todd Howard’s next title will be exclusive to Microsoft platforms.
Starfield is exclusive to Xbox and PC. Period. This is me confirming that. https://t.co/j78Msk8nyG
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) May 15, 2021
Microsoft completed its purchase of Bethesda and parent company ZeniMax Media in March for $7.5 billion. After the initial announcement, Xbox did not announce any exclusives right away but Xbox boss Phil Spencer said “some new titles in the future will be exclusive”.
Starfield was revealed during Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference with a teaser trailer, alongside Elder Scrolls VI. Since then, Bethesda Games Studios have remained silent on the Space RPG. It has been confirmed that the game will release before the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls title and with Howard’s team’s last release coming in 2018, with Fallout 76, fans will be hoping to see more of Starfield soon.
A place where we could see the new RPG is at E3 2021. Due to the pandemic, the event will be held virtually. Microsoft has already confirmed its presence at the three-day event; Bethesda has yet to announce its own plans, or whether it is joining up with Microsoft.
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