Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of days, you’ll know that Microsoft has purchased Zenimax Media and all of its studios for a whopping $7.5 billion. They now belong under the Xbox Game Studios umbrella and so the release of future Bethesda titles on PlayStation 5 is no longer a sure-fire thing. Microsoft suit Phil Spencer has said that games will come to other consoles “on a case-by-case basis”. That means after the launch of Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo, there will be a lot of doubt over the destination of new experiences from the likes of Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, and id Software beyond Xbox and PC.
However, this may also affect the two biggest hitters: Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI. No longer can we say with confidence that these two games will come to PS5, so we want to know if this uncertainty has had an impact on your decision to purchase the console or not. Can you live without RPGs from Bethesda Game Studios or do you consider them some of the most important releases of the next generation? Has this move from Microsoft swayed your purchasing commitments? Place a vote in our poll and expand on your thoughts in the comments below.