Bethesda has a long history of releasing its RPGs on multiple platforms. While titles like Fallout and The Elder Scrolls have thrived on PC, thanks to modding capabilities, they have also garnered a considerable fan base on consoles. Given Starfield’s vast array of features and questlines, it has become one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2023, leading to immense demand for a PS5 version.
However, disappointingly for PS5 owners, Starfield will not be released on either the PS5 or its predecessor, the PS4. The chances of seeing the game on a PlayStation platform are exceedingly slim.
The reason behind this decision can be traced back to Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media in 2021. Following the acquisition, ZeniMax, including its subsidiary Bethesda Softworks, became part of Xbox Game Studios. Consequently, all future releases from ZeniMax and its studios will be exclusively tied to the Xbox brand, excluding PlayStation consoles. Starfield is set to release on Xbox Series X/S and PC on September 6, 2023.
This news undoubtedly comes as a disappointment to RPG enthusiasts, who solely own PlayStation consoles, as Starfield appears to be a space ranger’s ultimate dream. Whether a competitor will step up to offer a similar gaming experience on the PS5 remains uncertain and only time will reveal the answer.
- What is the latest gaming console from Sony?
- When is Starfield coming on Xbox Series X/S and PC?
It is scheduled to release on Xbox Series X/S and PC on September 6, 2023.
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