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The Elder Scrolls 6 is reportedly "planned as Xbox exclusive"

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The Elder Scrolls 6 is reportedly "planned" as an Xbox exclusive.

On Twitter, GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb refuted the suggestion that, in a recent interview, Bethesda's Pete Hines has hinted that Starfield could come to PS5. Since then, Xbox's Aaron Greenberg has made clear Starfield PS5 is not happening, and the game will launch on Xbox platforms. Grubb seems to have heard that too, and thinks that "Elder Scrolls 6 is planned as Xbox exclusive as well."

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That's likely to mean that Microsoft is hoping to release The Elder Scrolls 6 on PC and Xbox Series X/S alone - with Starfield still more than a year away, the Xbox One is unlikely to meet the demands of the fantasy franchise's next outing.

The question of The Elder Scrolls 6 and its potential Xbox exclusivity has been asked since Microsoft announced its acquisition of Bethesda last year. Since then, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has suggested that Elder Scrolls 6 may be an Xbox exclusive, while PlayStation's Jim Ryan has previously said he doesn't know whether Starfield and Elder Scrolls are coming to PS5

While Microsoft's potential desire to leverage The Elder Scrolls 6 to boost Xbox Series X sales might come as little surprise, it's worth noting that there's not been an official announcement from either Microsoft or Bethesda. With that in mind, Sony fans desperate to dive back into Tamriel needn't despair just yet.

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Ali Jones

I'm GamesRadar's deputy news editor, working with Ben T across our gaming news articles. I started my journalistic career while getting my degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick, where I also worked as Games Editor on the student newspaper, The Boar. Since then, I've run the news sections at PCGamesN and Kotaku UK, and also regularly contributed to PC Gamer. As you might be able to tell, PC is my platform of choice, so you can regularly find me playing League of Legends or Steam's latest indie hit.