Well, in a round about sort of way. In a new (and very cool) interview and Xbox deep dive over at GQ
, Head of Xbox, Mr. Phil Spencer responded to the question of The Elder Scrolls VI
exclusivity. Like Bethesda's Starfield
it's looking to become Xbox exclusive across Console and PC. So yeah, no PlayStation 5.
"It’s not about punishing any other platform, like I fundamentally believe all of the platforms can continue to grow,” Phil Spencer says. “But in order to be on Xbox, I want us to be able to bring the full complete package of what we have. And that would be true when I think about Elder Scrolls VI. That would be true when I think about any of our franchises.”
Xbox here being more than a single system, it's Xbox Series X|S, PC, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Cloud Gaming. With The Elder Scrolls VI's release years away, potentially several, it will do doubt arrive at a time when we think about Xbox as more than a single bit of hardware connected to a TV.
The GQ feature also has input from Todd Howard, who notes that The Elder Scrolls VI is being designed as a decade-long game like Skyrim, and there's people at Bethesda right now designing the game with that in mind.