We May Learn What the Future Holds for Bethesda Next Month


Will future Bethesda games still release on PlayStation platforms? We know that existing contracts for Deathloop and Ghostwire Tokyo will be honoured, while service-based games like The Elder Scrolls Online and Fallout 76 will continue to be supported – but what about beyond that? It’s been a bigger ‘will they, won’t they’ than Donna and Ringo, with Microsoft giving mixed messages since announcing its acquisition of the organisation.

All may finally be cleared up next month – at least, that’s according to Games Beat scribe turned industry prophet, Jeff Grubb. Speaking as part of a podcast, the crystal ball gazer hinted that the Team in Green may be planning some kind of “event” to tidy up its plans for the publisher: “I don’t know if it will be a full, Direct-style event, but they will make note about it and they will talk about [the Bethesda acquisition]extensively, explain what it means for everybody, and talk about the immediate future of both companies becoming one.”

According to Grubb, this is all scheduled to unfold in “mid-March”, and is set to represent a cornerstone of Microsoft’s marketing efforts this year. It makes sense, as the Redmond giant’s $7.5 billion buyout of Bethesda is plotted to clear next month, which will give it control of the publisher and the freedom to talk more explicitly about its short-term and long-term plans.


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