Sony signed console exclusivity contracts with Deathloop and Ghostwire Tokyo prior to Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, which puts both titles in a strange predicament. However, Xbox has said that it will honour those deals, so the titles will still release on the PlayStation 5 and PC as planned, and according to the former’s developer Arkane Studios it’s business as usual behind-the-scenes.
“The acquisition hasn’t affected day-to-day development of Deathloop, which we’re developing exclusively for PS5 on console and also PC,” a statement, published in the latest issue of Game Informer magazine, reveals. No changes, then, as you’d expect. Of course, the future of Bethesda titles is much muggier; Xbox boss Phil Spencer admitted that “some” future titles will skip PS5 and PS4 yesterday.