With all the hype around Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a lot of fans were excited when it was announced that the sequel was finally in development. What’s bad news is, it might not be available for PlayStation users when it comes out.
In a recent tweet from Axios reporter Stephen Totilo (via IGN), a recent Microsoft document from the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) vs. Microsoft trial over the merger with Actisivion Blizzard has revealed that Elder Scrolls VI is eyeing to release only for the Xbox and PC. Here’s the tweet:
From Microsoft's responses in the FTC vs Microsoft case. Elder Scrolls VI listed here as Xbox and PC and releasing 2026 or later.
During testimony at the hearing, Xbox's Phil Spencer went on to say the game was at least five years out and platforms were technically TBD pic.twitter.com/Kto9bE5U8C
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) September 18, 2023
Take note, the same tweet does also say that Xbox head Phil Spencer says that platforms will still be determined, so there could be a chance that the game could come out for PlayStation. Then again, with PlayStation making a lot of bank with their exclusive titles, a lot of people think that Microsoft’s recent acquisition of big studios like Blizzard means that they’re also looking for their own exclusive IPs to draw new players in.
With PlayStation still having a huge player base, it would be a shame if they couldn’t sell what is one of the most-awaited sequels on that platform, but it’s possible that we could be looking at a new pattern of exclusives. With The Last of Us, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Death Stranding being PS exclusives that eventually went to PC, maybe Xbox could be doing the same thing by having the game release on Xbox and PC first then having a PS port released in a year after that.
Then again, that’s just wishful thinking on my end.
No release date has been announced for The Elder Scrolls VI.