Game News Indiana Jones: the Xbox Series exclusivity of the Bethesda game threatened by a PS5 version?
We are getting closer and closer to the second anniversary of the acquisition of Bethesda by Microsoft. The American giant, which does not hesitate to take out its checkbook to afford prestigious studios or publishers, has started a lucrative partnership with the company which will quickly give, in particular, to Starfield, Redfall or Indiana Jones. One of the greatest figures of pop culture should land on Xbox Series X|S, but not only!
- A smashing return in film and acting for Indiana Jones
- An exclusivity lost for Microsoft’s Xbox Series?
A smashing return in film and acting for Indiana Jones
The announcement does not date from today, but the one who notably inspired the emblematic Nathan Drake of Uncharted at Sony and PlayStation has not completely put his hat and his whip under seal. Thanks to Bethesda and Machine Games (the developers behind the license’s return Wolfenstein), the famous adventurer and professor of archeology is not going to leave for a single mission, but for two! One that will take place on giant screens in cinemas in 2023, and the other on home consoles.
If we hear little about the game since the revelation of the development in January 2021, the teams are not idle! Bethesda itself confirms this: phenomenal work being done by Machine Games employees. All this is therefore encouraging regarding the release of the title, whose launch window is still unknown, but it would seem that the track of exclusivity on Microsoft platforms, PC and Xbox Series X | S, is increasingly compromised.
An exclusivity lost for Microsoft’s Xbox Series?
Inevitably, for two years, when we hear about a game under the leadership of Bethesda, a question quickly arises: will it be, or not, a Microsoft exclusive? Many questions, but few answers given for more than a year and a half. However, thanks to the insider Jez Corden, who generally closely follows the news of the Redmond firm and its productions, it could be that the subject of game media suddenly becomes clearer.
last year** I heard** and plans may have changed** (but I don’t expect they have)
— jez (@JezCorden) May 27, 2022
In the course of a sentence pronounced during the Xbox Two podcast, the Windows Central journalist mentioned the possibility of a non-exclusive release on Microsoft platforms, which would imply the availability of the software on PS5, for example. However, he recalls that this information is no longer entirely fresh and should be taken with a grain of salt, because it is not impossible that Bethesda has reconsidered its ambition for a multi-platform release for the new video game adventure from ‘Indy: we just have to wait for an official answer, maybe this summer?