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News video games 21 September 2020, 20:11

author: Agnes Adamus

Bethesda Discussed Starfield's Exclusivity on PS5 With Sony

According to former Game Informer editor Imran Khan, a few months ago there were talks between Sony and Bethesda about buying temporary exclusivity for the console on Starfield. This is particularly interesting given the fact that today the acquisition of the game's developer - Bethesda Game Studios - by competing Microsoft has been announced.

Starfield could have been a PS5 exclusive.

Today, an info made rounds across the globe that Microsoft has acquired ZeniMax Media Inc., which owns, among others, Bethesda Softworks. As it turns out, this process may have been completed at quite a fast pace. According to former Game Informer editor Imran Khan, Sony was negotiating possible temporary PS5 exclusivity of Starfield, one of the games developed by the company acquired by Microsoft, only a few months ago. Although the effects of these negotiations remain unknown, it can be suspected that no binding decisions were made at that time.

Khan also pointed out a rather interesting time to announce the takeover. It happened shortly after the start of PS5's pre-orders (which was not without problems) and a moment before the launch of pre-orders of Xbox Series X/S. Buying such a large and well known studio will surely have a big impact on Microsoft.

  1. Bethesda - official homepage

Agnes Adamus

Agnes Adamus

Associated with since 2017. She started with guides and now mainly creates for the newsroom, encyclopedia, and marketing. Self-proclaimed free-to-play games expert. Loves strategy games, simulators, RPGs, and horrors. She also has a weakness for online games. Spent an indecent number of hours in Dead by Daylight and Rainbow Six: Siege. Besides that, she likes horror movies (the worse, the better) and listen to music. Her greatest passion, however, is for trains. On paper, a medical physicist. In fact, a humanist who has loved games since childhood.