The latest generation of gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft are based on roughly the same hardware, but for many, it’s the exclusive Playstation and Xbox game titles that make the decision when buying. Sony traditionally has a large number of popular games in its portfolio, which is something Microsoft has worked hard to achieve. An example of this is last year’s big acquisition of Zenimax Media, owners of studios such as Id Software and Bethesda.
Microsoft and Bethesda that day invited a big show at E3, where the Starfield was revealed according to several notable events. When the game launches in November next year, exclusive access will apply to PC/Windows and Xbox Series consoles. no tar British Telegraph The opportunity to speak to Bethesda’s Todd Howard and shed light on the details that Playstation 5 players will be excluded from the publisher’s next big game — a situation that, according to Howard, guarantees a better outcome.
[…]You never want to leave people outside, do you? 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 work on, and being able to really rely on it will make a better product.
And we believe deeply in all the ways Xbox and Microsoft are getting games to more people. Whether that’s the integration with the computer, which is huge for us, the cloud streaming and all that stuff. So I think it’s about taking a long-term view. And our belief that these things are basically good. So we see it’s actually opening up more and more so that people’s ability to play our games – via GamePass and other things – doesn’t decrease their ability to play our games. rise significantly. – Todd Howard
Howard stresses that it’s never desirable to exclude a group of players, but he believes that the limitations of PC and Xbox make it easier to focus and create the best end product. He further explains that Bethesda shares Microsoft’s vision when it comes to how games are distributed, highlighting the Xbox Game Pass subscription service and streaming games as aspects that in the long run allow more players to enter.
As a gamer, is there a part of Howard who regrets that his games won’t be playable on PlayStations anymore?
“Well, we’re still…” Howard begins before he corrects himself. “I’m just going to say I want everyone to have the ability to play it in some way.”
The Telegraph also asks how Howard regrets that Bethesda titles will not be available on Playstation in the future. However, the initial response and a vague statement that “everyone will be able to play somehow,” suggests that discussions about a launch outside of PC and Xbox are underway. Thus, it is not impossible for Starfield to reach Playstation 5 in 2023 or even later.
In conclusion, Howard explains that the similarities between both the software and the hardware in the Xbox Series and PC/Windows consoles make it easier to work, but a relatively significant difference can be added in the Microsoft console family. The simpler Series S model comes with less system memory of 6GB, while the system circuit is significantly reduced at the graphics interface. The decision to invest in a smaller console before the launch of, among other things, Id Software was criticized, but Howard did not mention the turn in the Xbox salute.
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