Not Every Game is Making the Trip to Xbox
Xbox’s acquisition of Bethesda was finalized earlier this week, and that means that PlayStation gamers are facing the loss of some of some of gaming’s biggest franchises, like Fallout and Elder Scrolls. Still, it looks at least one game is maintaining its previously announced PlayStation exclusivity, as Bethesda have reiterated that despite their new working relationship with Microsoft, Deathloop will still be a PlayStation exclusive.
Deathloop puts players in the shoes of Colt, an assassin trapped on Blackreef Island – where due to a time loop the party, literally, never ends. Unfortunately, this has brought out the dark side of the partygoers who can kill, or be killed, with impunity. The only way to break free is to kill eight targets across the island before midnight. Unfortunately, not everyone wants the party to end, as Colt will be hunted by another assassin, Julianna, who’s working to disrupt his plans by killing him.
“The acquisition hasn’t affected day-to-day development of Deathloop, which we’re developing exclusively for PlayStation 5 on console and also PC,” said a Bethesda spokesperson when speaking to Game Informer Magazine.
Another PlayStation exclusive, Ghostwire: Tokyo, will likewise still be coming to the PlayStation.
We don’t know at this point whether the games will eventually make their way to other consoles, or whether they’ll be full exclusives. However, it looks like Xbox’s wishes that even non-exclusive Bethesda games play best on the Xbox may run into some hiccups if Deathloop ever crosses over, given that we know that it’ll make great use of the Dualsense 5 controller – one of the PS5’s most consistently lauded features.