The Elder Scrolls 6 officially skipping PS5 but releasing sooner than expected
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The Elder Scrolls VI is officially set to skip PlayStation 5, newly discovered documents confirm. The long-awaited RPG's release window has also been discovered - and it's closer than we might have expected.
Ever since Microsoft purchased Bethesda and its stable of studios and IPs, gamers have wondered what's in store for franchises like Fallout and The Elder Scrolls. With new entries on the horizon, fans are desperate to know if future titles will be exclusive to Xbox like Starfield, or find a home on PlayStation. It seems we now have our answer.
There's been quite a lot of back and forth on the subject from higher-ups at both Bethesda and Xbox, but a new document released as part of the ongoing FTC v Microsoft case makes it clear: Microsoft has no intention of putting The Elder Scrolls VI on PlayStation 5.
As reported by The Verge, a chart produced by Microsoft for the FTC confirms The Elder Scrolls VI isn't expected to arrive until 2026 - something we've previously heard. The document also confirms the RPG will be available on Xbox consoles and PC, but not PlayStation.
The chart includes a quote about The Elder Scrolls VI Xbox exclusivity from a GQ interview with Xbox head Phil Spencer. “In order to be on Xbox, I want us to be able to bring the full complete package of what we have," the quote reads. "And that would be true when I think about Elder Scrolls VI.”
The Elder Scrolls VI was announced way back in 2018, something Bethesda has since admitted was a mistake.
We also know the game recently officially entered early development now that Starfield has launched, though it's worth noting that just because these documents suggest a 2026 release window, a 2026 release is not set in stone. Starfield was delayed by a full year, after all.