Microsoft thinks it has ‘pulled no games’ from PS5, PS4
Microsoft has responded to today’s news of a canceled PS5 version Redfall saying it “hasn’t pulled any games from PlayStation”. In fact, the platform holder thinks it’s actually “expanded the footprint of our games that we’ve shipped to Sony’s PlayStation since the acquisition of ZeniMax, and the first two games we shipped to PlayStation after the shutdown.” 5 were exclusive”. This is in reference to Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo.
Statement given to Eurogamer Then moves on to discuss how Microsoft has not pulled any pre-existing Bethesda games available on the PS5, PS4 since the Bethesda takeover, and that content updates continue to arrive for the PS5 and PS4 systems. .
The comments come in response to Arcane Studios creative director Harvey Smith’s claim that a PS5 version of Redfall was in development a year before Microsoft bought the company. “We were bought by Microsoft and it was a transition with a capital C,” he revealed earlier this week. “They came in and said, ‘No PS5, we have Xbox, PC, and game pass‘.”
However, when Microsoft refers to “increasing its footprint of games that we’ve shipped to Sony’s PlayStation since the acquisition of Zenimax”, the comment doesn’t really fly. Sony had timed exclusive deals with Bethesda before Microsoft’s purchase, so Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo were always going to launch on PS5. From Microsoft’s perspective, this deal to buy Bethesda had nothing to do with it. It’s also very likely that a PS5 version of Starfield was at one point in production, but that too was scrapped – the RPG will now only release on the Xbox Series X|S and PC.
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