Will we ever receive actual clarification on whether or not Bethesda titles beyond Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo will come to PlayStation 5? Probably not for a couple of years at least if the continually vague statements coming out of the publisher are anything to go by. In a new interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Todd Howard discusses the topic of exclusivity by saying it "is hard to imagine" The Elder Scrolls VI being restricted to Microsoft's consoles and any platform hosting Game Pass capabilities.
Without making any commitments, though, Howard does go on to explain how Bethesda has made a number of exclusivity deals in the past. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind never came to PlayStation 2, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was exclusive to Xbox 360 for a full year, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has timed-exclusive DLC. "I can't really project where things will be except to say we've done those sort of exercises ourselves as an independent. If you look at every Elder Scrolls game, there has been some exclusivity on Xbox or with Microsoft."
So, is the situation any clearer? Absolutely not, but Howard does love to bring up the continued relationship Microsoft has held with Bethesda over the decades. That partnership is now even stronger, although as of right now, we still have little in the way of confirmation that the publisher's titles won't eventually come to PS5.