Microsoft has formally confirmed that its acquisition of ZeniMax Media is not going to affect (or change) any exclusivity agreements beforehand set with Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 5.
In an announcement issued to Bloomberg earlier right now, Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox model, acknowledged that Microsoft will honor the dedication of ZeniMax Media to have video games like Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo make their console debuts on PS5 for an unique interval. However, future video games from Bethesda Softworks (and different improvement studios underneath ZeniMax Media) will launch for Xbox consoles and PC, and just for “different consoles on a case by case foundation.”
Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo had been lately announced as timed exclusive games on PS5. Their builders Arkane Studios and Tango Gameworks, although, at the moment are formally owned by Microsoft following the acquisition of the dad or mum firm. Hence, there have been just a few rising issues that ZeniMax Media could be pressured to change its prior agreements. Microsoft has confirmed that to not be the case, not less than for agreements made earlier than the acquisition.
Sony was reportedly negotiating with Bethesda Softworks for a timed exclusivity deal for Starfield on PS5. If these negotiations succeeded, Starfield will get pleasure from an unique launch on PS5 within the coming years. Microsoft, as if to make a degree, has already acknowledged that Starfield might be accessible on Xbox Game Pass day one. The solely factor to substantiate now’s whether or not that Xbox Game Pass availability might be solely on PC or not.
Deathloop might be releasing someplace in spring 2021 on the earliest after a current delay introduced on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ghostwire: Tokyo stays with out a launch date as nicely and solely sports activities an analogous launch window of 2021.