Journalist Confirms Starfield, Bethesda’s Next Big Sci-Fi Game, to Be a Xbox/PC Exclusive

Published 05/15/2021, 7:04 AM EDT


Sony and Microsoft have actively competed against each other in the past few years to become the biggest console giant in the world. However, PlayStation has always remained a step ahead of Xbox, simply because of the wide range of exclusive titles its offers.

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Some of the best games ever like God of War, Uncharted 4, and The Last of Us have remained exclusive to PlayStation, and this trend has continued even with the PS5. While Xbox Series X/S had no exclusives at launch, PS5 patrons could begin their new-gen journey with the Demon’s Souls Remake and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

From the looks of it, Microsoft has now realized the importance of exclusives to make the Xbox successful. Accordingly, it acquired prominent developing studios like ZeniMax recently. As soon as both the companies confirmed the deal, fans were quick to assume that this will lead to Bethesda making some exclusive titles for Xbox.

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Amidst all the rumors, Jeff Grubb has finally confirmed that Starfield will be exclusive to PC and Xbox:

Starfield can be a game-changer for Xbox

Bethesda Softworks first teased Starfield in June, 2018. Ever since, fans have been eagerly waiting for more information about the game.

As per Mark Medina, the Editorial Producer for IGN, E3 2021 will contain an announcement regarding Starfield. Moreover, it might release in 2021.

Medina talked about Starfield in a recent tweet:

In contrast, Jeff Grubb has claimed that it’s unlikely Starfield will release in 2021. Regardless, both the Esports journalists have confirmed that the game will be exclusive to Xbox and PC.

Over the years, Xbox has tried its best to create an ecosystem of gamers through its cloud gaming and subscription services. The Game Pass is its priority now, and naturally, the tech giant wants to release more content that is exclusive. The release of exclusive games on the Game Pass at day 1, is certainly going to boost the sales of Xbox’s subscription service.

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If the rumors turn out to be true, Halo Infinite and Starfield will hit the stores in 2021. It won’t be a surprise if this leads to a massive increase in the demand for the Xbox Series X/S.

While Xbox fans are more than happy to listen about Starfield, PlayStation patrons seem disappointed by the news. Bethesda has made a name for itself by developing titles like Skyrim and Fallout 4, and missing out on Starfield will certainly be a bummer for anyone.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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