FTC case leaks Fallout 3/Oblivion remasters, Starfield DLC & more
We love a good gaming leak, and boy, we've got a doozy for you. While the September 2021 NVIDIA leak might go down as the biggest to grace the industry, we've also had the likes of Rockstar's GTA 6 leak from September 2022, and now, a potential smorgasbord of unannounced Xbox games.
If the legal battle between Microsoft and the Federal Trade Commission has taught us anything, it's that court cases can be more interesting than we thought. As well as potentially revealing the Nintendo Switch 2 and Xbox Series successor, we might've found a hidden well of games.
Fallout 3 and Oblivion remasters leaked by FTC documents
Redacted court documents surrounding Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax Media have leaked an impressive slate of AAA titles. These were presumably revealed as proof of why the deal would be worth it for Microsoft. Looking at the big hitters, the idea of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion remakes is frankly massive.
The implication is that these games were at least in the works at one point, and if things have continued, they could still be out there somewhere. The full list includes the following, with some predictable projects alongside surprise ones like Dishonored 3 (we can only hope).
2022 financial year:
- Oblivion Remaster
- Indiana Jones game
2023 financial year:
- DOOM Year Zero and DLC
- Project Kestrel
- Project Platinum
2024 financial year:
- The Elder Scrolls 6
- Project Kestrel: Expansion
- Licensed IP Game
- Fallout 3 Remaster
- Ghostwire: Tokyo Sequel
- Dishonored 3
- DOOM Year Zero DLC
You might notice some problems with this list, including the fact 2022 definitely didn't include an Oblivion remaster or the upcoming Indiana Jones game. Also, we doubt we're getting a new DOOM before the end of the year. Looking elsewhere, there's no way The Elder Scrolls 6 is launching in 2024.
Take these leaks with a pinch of salt
We should err on the side of caution with all of these. Much like how Phil Spencer was apparently trying to acquire Nintendo back in the day, these leaks aren't exactly the freshest. We all know how quickly things change in the gaming world, and like how Bully 2 was reportedly canned, this might not be a solid slate.
Bethesda and Microsoft are yet to comment on the leaks, but with a mid-gen revamp of the Xbox Series X, PS5-inspired controller, and possible 2028 release for the Gen 10 successor to the Xbox Series, it's been a huge week for the gaming giant.
With all of this potentially being spoiled ahead of time, we bet Spencer isn't too happy right now. Still, if this lineup is anywhere near where we're getting as part of Bethesda's partnership with the Green Team, we could be in for a very bright future. If not, at least we've still got the Skyblivion remake.