Now that Microsoft’s ZeniMax acquisition is over, it confirmed the news people might have expected. That is, as part of the announcement, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said this Bethesda partnership’s games will also result in “some new titles in the future that will be exclusive to Xbox and PC players.” However, no project announcements came up.
Most of Spencer’s message went over what this will mean going forward. As a reminder, the arrangement means that all ZeniMax Media studios fall under the Xbox Game Studios umbrella. Alpha Dog, Arkane Studios, Bethesda, id Software, MachineGames, Roundhouse Studios, Tango Gameworks, and ZeniMax Online Studios join other developers like Double Fine, Mojang, and Obsidian Entertainment. It also confirmed that there will be Bethesda games on Xbox Game Pass going forward. The next round of those will show up by March 13, 2021.
There’s also a new video on Bethesda’s official YouTube channel talking about the developers. It shows past games from many ZeniMax Media studios. However, it doesn’t tease any possible Xbox or PC exclusive Bethesda games.
Microsoft now officially owns ZeniMax Media studios like Bethesda and id Software. We’ll see more Bethesda games on Xbox Game Pass in March 2021, and eventually Xbox and PC exclusive titles.