The Elder Scrolls 6 may not be Xbox exclusive according to Stephen Totilo of Axios, so the possibility that it could arrive on PS5.
In a general summary of the most recent events concerning the famous case of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, the journalist of Axios, Stephen Totilo , has advanced the hypothesis that The Elder Scrolls 6 could arrive on PS5 , perhaps not being exclusive Xboxes and PCs.
The question is very dubious, also because the game was considered among the safe exclusives deriving from the acquisition of Bethesda, which has become a first party team of Xbox Game Studios for years now, however the mixed approach to the use of exclusives is known by Microsoft, so the question is legitimate.
There has never been a specific announcement from Microsoft, but as reconstructed by Totilo, Microsoft had previously talked about three exclusive games coming to PC and Xbox, which could not have been cross-platform without generating imbalances in terms of competition.
The statement dates back to December, and the general idea is that it was about Redfall , Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6. However, as explained by the Axios journalist, more recently Microsoft spoke about the current Microsoft plan to release two new games Zenimax exclusive, not intended for PlayStation.
It’s easy to understand how these are still Redfall and Starfield, whose exclusive status is now declared, but this suggests that the third mystery game could actually be Hi-Fi Rush , surprisingly released at the end of January 2023. This would exclude The Elder Scrolls 6 from the question, which could therefore still be cross-platform.
Clearly this is a speculation , but it is also possible that the new chapter of the fantasy saga could be considered as one of those series that have a “tradition” on other platforms and which therefore could not be taken away from them, as already happened for The Elder Scrolls Online and Fallout 76.
On the other hand, considering that The Elder Scrolls 6 has probably not even entered production, it is likely that it simply does not even fit into Microsoft’s documents on future plans provided to antitrust bodies, given that the details on the game are not yet well established and this is still years away from its release on the market.