Xbox Insider, Jez Corden says that Starfield will be an Xbox and PC Exclusive. Jeff Corden is highly reputable, and he was the first to rightly predict Xbox Series X price before launch.
A twitter user wrote “if starfield is console exclusive. That helps Xbox a lot in 2021.” Jeff replied to this saying “it will be”. Another user later asked if it would come to PC as well, and Jeff replied “PC too obviously. But literally no idea why people think this will come to PS5.”
It is pretty understandable that Starfield would only release on either PC or Xbox. Microsoft can also introduce it In-Game Pass, and things won’t change. On the other hand, there are questions like what If Starfield released on PS5 as well. Questions like these come in mind because Minecraft Dungeons was released on PS4, despite Mojang’s acquisition for $2.5 Billion In 2014.
In my opinion, Starfield is a system seller, and Microsoft won’t like giving their top title to the competitor. They might release it later, but right now it won’t make any sense. In the meanwhile, Microsoft might also remove Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom, and other Bethesda Games from competitors. They can certainly make them exclusive to Xbox and PC.
In case you aren’t following the latest news in the gaming industry. Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Media was acquired on September 21 In an industry-shaking $7.5 Billion Deal. The acquisition has allowed Microsoft to get access to a lot of popular studious under ZeniMax Media. Studious like Bethesda, Arkane, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and id Software are now under Microsoft. These studious were behind many popular franchises like Fallout, Doom, Elder Scrolls, and Wolfenstein.