Ever since Microsoft acquired Bethesda in 2020, players have been speculating as to whether their upcoming game, Starfield, will be coming to PlayStation or whether it will become an Xbox exclusive.
Ahead of E3, where we're expecting more information including the release date, more leaks have been revealed that suggest the game won't be coming to Sony's console.
Starfield Will Be An Xbox Exclusive
According to Jeff Grubb, a reporter for Venture Beat who has been accurate with leaks and rumours in the past, Starfield will be exclusive to Xbox and PC, bypassing Sony's consoles, which confirms that Microsoft is looking to take advantage of their acquisition by keeping them away from PlayStation to help give players a reason to buy into the Xbox ecosystem.
"Starfield is exclusive to Xbox and PC. Period. This is me confirming that."
While this doesn't necessarily confirm that Starfield will be coming to Xbox, as Jeff Grubb doesn't work for Xbox or Bethesda, he has typically been correct on many things, so it does hold weight.
It also makes sense too as Microsoft spent $7.5 billion on the deal and it wouldn't make sense to keep them multiplatform as it wouldn't help to bring people into the Xbox ecosystem.
However, all first and second party games will be released on both Xbox and PC, as well as on Game Pass on day one.
Some games will also see themselves included in the xCloud library, which allows players to stream games directly to their Android mobile device.
Bethesda titles, such as Ghostwire: Tokyo, which has already been confirmed to be coming to PlayStation will still be released on the platform, but future titles will be on a case by case basis.
Which does make players wonder whether games such as The Elder Scrolls 6, Fallout 5, and future DOOM titles will make their way to PlayStation or whether they will only be available on Xbox and PC.