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Microsoft doesn't intend to pull Bethesda content away from Nintendo platforms going forward

Bethesda won't go bye-bye
by rawmeatcowboy
16 November 2020
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With Microsoft acquiring Bethesda, many have been thinking that all of Bethesda's properties will be Xbox-exclusive going forward. Thankfully, it doesn't seem like that'll be the case.

Xbox chief financial officer Tim Stuart shared some thoughts on the Bethesda situation, and he makes it pretty clear that their games should have a home on Switch and other Nintendo hardware going forward. You can see his full comments below.

“What we’ll do in the long run is we don’t have intentions of just pulling all of Bethesda content out of Sony or Nintendo or otherwise.

But what we want is we want that content, in the long run, to be either first or better or best or pick your differentiated experience, on our platforms. We will want Bethesda content to show up the best as — on our platforms.

Yes. That’s not a point about being exclusive. That’s not a point about we’re being — adjusting timing or content or road map. But if you think about something like Game Pass, if it shows up best in Game Pass, that’s what we want to see, and we want to drive our Game Pass subscriber base through that Bethesda pipeline.

So again, I’m not announcing pulling content from platforms one way or the other. But I suspect you’ll continue to see us shift towards a first or better or best approach on our platforms.”

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