• Microsoft and Bethesda held the Roundtable digital event
  • It features key leaders from Bethesda and Xbox as they celebrate Bethesda joining Team Xbox
  • Xbox Boss Phil Spencer said the game would roll out on any platform featuring Xbox Game Pass

A new update about "Starfield" was recently shared by one of Bethesda Game Studios' big bosses while Xbox Boss Phil Spencer hinted at the upcoming Bethesda titles' gaming platform.

Bethesda Game Studios Managing Director Ashley Cheng shared some interesting insights about "Starfield" at the recent Bethesda-Microsoft briefing as reported by Gamespot. According to the executive, the team working behind the upcoming space-faring open-world RPG comprises the same brains that have worked together to create other franchises like "Fallout" and "The Elder Scrolls." "This shared experience and chemistry doesn't happen overnight. It takes a long time and it's a lot of hard work," the executive noted.

During the roundtable interview between Bethesda and Microsoft, some details on Bethesda's future games were also discussed. Xbox Boss Phil Spencer mentioned that the game would roll out on any platform that features Xbox Game Pass. This statement subtly says that the upcoming titles will not release on PlayStation or Nintendo gaming consoles.

Elder Scrolls VI, Starfield
At this year’s E3 exhibition , Bethesda Studios officially announced "The Elder Scrolls 6" and "Starfield" steamXO/flickr

Since the news that Microsoft is acquiring BethesdaGame Studios' mother company, ZeniMax broke, gamers and even industry watchers expected that some of the much-awaited titles from Bethesda would be exclusively released on Xbox gaming systems. However, these speculations were immediately extinguished by some statements from key persons.

Phil Spencer previously said that everything was on a case-by-case basis. Microsoft Boss Satya Nadella also mentioned in the past that he wanted their content to be broadly available. Even Bethesda's Todd Howard at one point said that he could not imagine "The Elder Scrolls 6" being an exclusive game.

But Spencer is now singing a new tune and it is one that PlayStation and Nintendo console users might not like. "So obviously I can't sit here and say 'every Bethesda game is exclusive’ because we know that's not true," Spencer said during the Roundtable as transcribed by Nibel.

"But: if you're an Xbox customer, the thing I want you to know is that this is about delivering great exclusive games for you that ship on platforms where Game Pass exists. And that's our goal, that's why we are doing this, that's the root of this partnership that we are building. And the creative capability we will be able to bring to market for Xbox customers is going to be the best it's ever been for Xbox after we are done here," Spencer continued.