It’s no secret that Microsoft’s ZeniMax purchase would have affected cross-platform releases, but now there are hints gamers might miss out on some major releases. Under cross-examination by FTC attorney seeking injunction against Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal, Bethesda VP Pete Hines open Disney has struck a deal with ZeniMax to release MachineGames’ Indiana Jones title on multiple consoles. After Microsoft purchased the ZeniMax, the deal was revised to make it an Xbox console exclusive.
Federal Trade Commission too Believes Science fiction epic Bethesda starfield It was headed to the PlayStation 5 before Microsoft bought it. bloomberg previously mentioned That Bethesda canceled the PlayStation version of Redfallalthough this is not worrisome given the poor reception to Vampires.
Indiana Jones was created exclusively due to the nature of Disney’s license, Hines Claims. Disney had “a lot of feedback” about the project that limited development time, and the Xbox exclusive will keep the game on track while providing “a degree of clarity,” says the Bethesda executive. games like starfield And Redfall are assets.
We’ve asked Bethesda for comment. In 2021, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said Microsoft’s control of ZeniMax would make for “great exclusive games”. Some titles are still in progress at the time, such as deathlop And GhostWire: Tokyowas still headed to PlayStation due to contractual obligations.
The discoveries wouldn’t necessarily bolster the FTC’s efforts to block Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard. However, they don’t look good – they suggest some gamers lose out on high-profile games that were previously reserved for their console of choice. Microsoft has promised to release Call of Duty on multiple platforms for years to come in an effort to secure regulatory approval, but that may not help if officials are still concerned about other exclusives.
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