Starfield Is Not Coming To PS5 - Bethesda Backtrack On Gamescom Stream

Starfield Is Not Coming To PS5 - Bethesda Backtrack On Gamescom Stream
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Jack Marsh


31st Aug 2021 17:30

PlayStation hopefuls have been let down like a lead balloon after Bethesda have backtracked on a misleading hint that Starfield could be coming to PS5. Disclaimer: It's not!

During the Gamescom stream in which Starfield was showed in a glimmering universal light, Bethesda's Pete Hines hinted towards the title being available on PlayStation, much to the delight of some long-time fans of the developers.

Hines said: "There are Xbox brands that exist on other platforms, first and foremost. I think it's important to not. Minecraft didn't just stop existing on anything once Mojang was bought by Xbox.

"It's a massively played game on all of these other platforms. It's not a 'Sorry you're never going to get to play anything Bethesda again'.

"Starfield, it was announced as a thing that's Xbox exclusive. I don't know if I'd go so far as to say you're done ever playing stuff on PlayStation."

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The comments made by Hines unsurprisingly had Bethesda fans over on PlayStation hoping that the now-Microsoft owned company would open their arms to Sony too.

However, Xbox's Games Marketing and Home Appliance Visionary, Aaron Greenberg, laid any rumours to bed, stating "Starfield will be launching exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC on November 11, 2022."

The exclusivity comes after Xbox bought out Bethesda and their studio's earlier this year. Many fans of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout Series hoped that the move wouldn't limit any future instalments of the franchises to just Xbox, after over a decade of having access on PlayStation.

Hines's comments could still be inferred in a positive light for both the Skyrim successor and the next Fallout title, especially when looking at Minecraft, which stayed available on all platforms. Maybe, just maybe, Bethesda will continue to allow those franchises to come out on all consoles, having established large fanbases.

Starfield, however, is not. Sorry.


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