Will The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield come to PS5?

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Best answer: No. Although there is past precedent for Microsoft purchasing studios and releasing games on competing platforms like PlayStation, that doesn't appear to be the case with Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6. Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed that Starfield is exclusive to Xbox Game Pass platforms, including Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.

Will PS5 get Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield?

No. When Starfield was shown off at E3 2021, Microsoft confirmed it was not coming to PS5. With The Elder Scrolls 6 coming years down the line after Starfield launches, it likely won't release on Sony's console either. Instead, Microsoft wants to deliver these games to Microsoft platforms and through Xbox Game Pass.

Though Spencer reportedly told Bloomberg that future Bethesda games will come to Xbox, PC, and "other consoles on a case by case basis," this doesn't appear to include Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6.

Has Microsoft released its own games on PlayStation in the past?

Yes. After Microsoft bought Mojang, the company continued to release and support Minecraft on PS4. What's different in this situation is that Minecraft was already announced for and available on PS3 and PS4 before Microsoft bought developer Mojang.

Initially adding to the situation's complexity, Bethesda stated it will still publish its own games in the future.

"... We're still working on the same games we were yesterday, made by the same studios we've worked with for years, and those games will be published by us."

That said, it doesn't look like it will be publishing Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6 on PlayStation consoles any time soon.

Will Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 be available on Android?

Possibly. Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 will launch into Xbox Game Pass and would support cloud streaming. If that's the case, then people will be able to play them on their Android devices. Picking up some of the best mobile controllers at that time would be wise because these certainly won't be titles you want to play with touch controls.

Jennifer Locke
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