Elder Scrolls 6 PlayStation release campaign isn’t going well

Elder Scrolls 6 PlayStation release campaign isn’t going well
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Written by 

Joseph Kime


28th Sep 2023 17:10

Bethesda can't tread far these days without wandering into controversy. Even though Starfield is very much still a part of the gaming conversation, many fans are looking forward to their next project - the long-awaited Elder Scrolls 6.

The game has been expected for a long time now, and players are itching to take it for a spin - but the jury is still out on whether or not it'll leave Bethesda's new home on Xbox and PC.

Wannabe Dragonborn are willing to make a stand to make sure they find the chance to play the game on whatever console they own - though their efforts aren't really doing the trick.

Players demand The Elder Scrolls 6 on PlayStation 

An Orc in Skyrim wielding a battle-axe.
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Referencing leaks from Xbox's legal battle with the FTC's claim that The Elder Scrolls 6 will not be released on PlayStation, a new Change.org petition has appeared online that is demanding a change from Xbox and Bethesda that brings the next game in the saga to more consoles. 

"Bethesda the creators of the Elder Scrolls saga have decided to make Elder Scrolls available only on XBOX consoles it becomes unacceptable PlayStation players have already suffered a deviation from the developers regarding the game Starfield!" reads the petition from Neida OFFICIEL.

"What did we want to have on PlayStation and that eventually became exclusive XBOX? [...] Their disputes must stop you can sign but you do not have to." It's a pretty impassioned post - but it doesn't seem to be taking off.

The Elder Scrolls 6 petition isn't doing so well

The petition to bring Elder Scrolls 6 to PlayStation, sitting at 171 signatures.
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At the time of writing, the Change.org petition has reached only 171 signatures. When you think about it, probably doesn't cover everyone who is miffed about the expected console exclusivity, suggesting that either fans don't care much, or they know that resistance is futile.

Even so, those who have signed are really passionate about it. One critic raged, "The locking of long standing series behind a single console is unacceptable," while another added, "Playstation users don't deserve to be the victims of a childish war between the console companies." 

"I think console exclusives are ruining the gaming industry," reads a signature from one user. "I’m not saying this as a PlayStation fan, I’m saying this as a gamer, I think the idea of console exclusives on both sides fosters a divisive environment that leans towards toxic behaviour and it’s sad because gaming should be inclusive.

"It should be something you celebrate and enjoy with friends and family, instead of constant arguments over which is better because oh they have this exclusive or that exclusive and how that’s unfair."

It's clear that people are revved up about this topic - but for now, there aren't enough of them. Pull your bootstraps up, people, because if we're going to war, we're going to war. Considering we've seen thousands sign petitions to remaster The Simpsons: Hit & Run, something tells us Phil Spencer won't be listening to this one.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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