Bethesda’s Starfield is not a timed exclusive and will not come to PlayStation

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  • Even though fans keep speculating, Microsoft officials confirmed what will happen in the future.
  • The upcoming Starfield title will be an Xbox/PC exclusive, much towards Playstation fans' disappointment. 
  • Many Xbox developers also chimed in on Twitter and said that Starfield is only for Series X/S.
  • The gaming community wasn't at all happy to hear the news, but there is little anyone can do.
Starfield Xbox Exclusive

We know just how excited gamers get when they catch a whiff of a new, awesome title. But Playstation users will have to sit this one out, as some games aren’t for everyone.

Yes, we are talking about exclusives and it’s time to clear the air and let people know exactly what’s going to happen to Starfield.

Although at some point, we all thought it was going to be just a timed Xbox exclusive, coming to PS fans later, that’s not the case anymore.

Starfield is only coming on Xbox Series X/S and PC

Even though the Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, clearly explained that the Bethesda purchase is about delivering great exclusive games, there are still a lot of gamers that hope their titles will be released for other formats as well.

Fans once again started speculating that Starfield might in fact be released for other platforms Bethesda veteran, Pete Hines, said this earlier this month:

I don’t know if I would go so far as to say you’re done ever playing stuff on PlayStation.

Starfield is the next big RPG from the creator of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and it was originally announced in June 2018 with a teaser trailer.

Shortly after, director Todd Howard said it was a game he’s wanted to make for a very, very long time and that it needed to be perfect.

Nothing has been seen of the game since, and at 2019’s E3 event, the game’s director urged fans to be very patient in regards to the official unveiling of Starfield.

Phil Spencer also said that Microsoft will honour existing PS5 exclusivity agreements Bethesda has in place for games like Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo.

However, for future Bethesda games, Spencer said he will take other consoles on a case-by-case basis.

This means that besides Starfield, Elder Scrolls 6 will most likely be an Xbox exclusive, so Playstation fans might want to rethink their strategy if they really want to play such titles.

So, long story short, Bethesda games will from now on be only dedicated to Microsoft’s gamer community. Excepting the few titles that were already agreed upon to be shared, everything else is strictly Xbox/PC exclusive.

We assume that there will continue to be speculations, despite these fairly straightforward clarifications, but it’s probably a good idea to be prepared for disappointment.

Judging from the fanbase reaction, a lot of people are clearly not content with the decision that has been made, but there’s nothing much they can really do to overturn it.

It goes both ways, as the other side is also disappointed it can’t enjoy titles such as God of War, Ghost of Tsushima, Marvel’s Spider-Man, or The Last of Us.

Not the same can be said about Horizon Zero Dawn, or Days Gone, which are already available on Steam, so PC users can play them whenever they want.

We’ll just have to stay tuned and monitor the situation. Who knows, maybe the future has some surprises in store for us.

As we all know, Starfield is scheduled to launch on the 11th of November. 2022.

What’s your opinion on Starfield being an Xbox exclusive? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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