The purchase of Bethesda, its studios and licenses, by Microsoft caught half the industry by surprise, including Sony, who had already signed with the company the temporary exclusivity of Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo. Those of Redmond have already confirmed that they will maintain the agreements already signed with other companies, but it is not clear what will happen with future releases of the stature of The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield, two of the heavyweights of the RPG genre for the next few years. . Jim Ryan, president, and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has spoken for the first time on this matter.
“That is a decision that is out of our hands, we will wait and see what happens,” said the manager in an interview with a Russian news network (via VG247 ), but did not hesitate to launch a bid at the competition for this movement.
“We just take a different approach. Our emphasis has been to focus on really steady, slow but steady organic growth from our studios, selectively bolstered by acquisitions, ”says Ryan. «We respect the steps taken by our competition, they seem logical and reasonable. But we’re just as happy and confident – we have a better release lineup than we’ve had in any of our console releases. “
At the moment, Microsoft does not seem to have anything firmly decided on what to do with the next Bethesda games on PlayStation, although several voices within the company suggest that they should come “first or better” on Xbox.