Microsoft has apparently already decided on the exclusivity of The Elder Scrolls 6

In recent weeks, the news from the gaming industry often revolves around Bethesda and Starfield, and the next part of The Elder Scrolls series is also occasionally discussed. And just now fresh information has appeared about him.

The document points to the exclusivity of The Elder Scrolls 6

The game should not be released until 2026 at the earliest

It’s only been a week since Phil Spencer commented on the game. The head of Xbox had to deal with an unpleasant question about exclusivity, but we only got a very evasive answer. It seemed that Microsoft has not yet decided whether the sixth installment will also appear on platforms outside the Xbox ecosystem, but the latest report says otherwise.


In this context, journalist Stephen Totilo pointed to documents that played a role during the lawsuit between Microsoft and the FTC. In them, the sixth volume of The Elder Scrolls is listed as a title that will appear on PC and Xbox consoles, and not earlier than 2026. In addition, Spencer apparently openly admitted that the game could only be released on these platforms.


Totilo recalled that the head of Xbox said during his testimony that the target platforms are yet to be discussed. At the same time, he estimated that there are at least five years left until the release of the game.


It should be noted that apparently even the developers themselves have no idea when the game will be released. In short, with such complex projects, it is very difficult to estimate how the work will go from hand to hand.


And in another newly-released document from the FTC case, here’s Microsoft telling the FTC in Sept 2022 that ESVI “may be released only on Xbox and PC”


— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) September 18, 2023