Starfield isn’t coming to PlayStation, and Todd Howard doesn’t necessarily see that as a bad thing.
At the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, Microsoft made sure everyone knew that Star field, Bethesda Game Studios’ highly anticipated next game, is available exclusively for PC and Xbox.
This confirmation was not entirely unexpected; Microsoft hinted at this shortly after acquiring Bethesda for $ 7.5 billion, but many fans who don’t own an Xbox console or capable PC were undoubtedly disappointed with the news.
“You never want to leave people out, do you?” Todd Howard told The Telegraph [paywall] (via Wccftech) when asked if you should leave PlayStation behind.
“But at the end of the day, your ability to focus and say this is the game I want to make, these are the platforms I want to make it on, and the ability to really lean on it will be make up. ”a better product. By focusing on these platforms, you can really focus on doing the best for these systems. […] And we firmly believe in all the ways Xbox and Microsoft are doing to bring games to more people. “
Howard added that Microsoft’s more robust service offerings, be it in cloud gaming or its reach on PC, will help Starfield reach a huge player base.
“We see that it actually opens up more and more so that people’s ability to play our games – through Game Pass and other things – doesn’t diminish their ability to play our games. It’s going up dramatically, ”he said.
This is quite a change of heart for Howard, who once said it was “hard to imagine” The Elder Scrolls 6 being console exclusive. He was talking about a different game, of course, but the quote is relevant. However, Starfield is not only technically exclusive to the console as it will be available on PC and via the cloud on any platform that can stream games.
Starfield will be released on November 11, 2022 for PC and Xbox Series X / S. It will be available in Game Pass at launch.