Update: Following the interview, Pete Hines issued a tweet reiterating that he's "not apologising for exclusivity" and merely to PlayStation fans who feel upset by the deal. Here's the full response he gave to a fan:
"I'm not apologizing for exclusivity. I don't "have" to do anything. Some of our fans are upset/angry, and I'm sorry they are. That isn't wrong, or weird. It's acknowledging how they feel.
That's it. That's my whole point."
Original story: Bethesda exec Pete Hines has been talking more about Xbox's exclusivity deal for the highly-anticipated upcoming IP Starfield, apologising to PlayStation fans who felt upset about it, admitting they would be "frustrated" by the deal.
In the interview with GameSpot, Hines pointed out that fans of Sony's consoles could be understandably "unhappy" or "pissed" by the fact that Xbox is snapping up exclusivity moving forward, but there's not much he can do about it:
"If you're a big fan of the stuff we make and a game we're making is no longer available on your platform, I totally understand if you're unhappy or pissed or whatever. I get it. How should you deal with that? I haven't the foggiest idea. At the same time, there's only so much time I can spend on being focused on what we're not doing."
"If you want to play Starfield, [it's] PC and Xbox. Sorry. All I can really say is I apologise, because I'm certain that it's frustrating to folks, but there's not a whole lot I can do about it."
It was back in March that Xbox boss Phil Spencer finally provided confirmation on plans for exclusivity with Bethesda games moving forward, confirming that Xbox will "deliver great exclusive games for you, that ship on platforms where Game Pass exists", suggesting that unless PlayStation adopts Game Pass, Sony will be left in the dark.
Bethesda still has plans to support existing games on PlayStation, and the upcoming Deathloop is actually a timed PlayStation exclusive, but as it stands, games like Starfield, Indiana Jones and The Elder Scrolls VI will seemingly be limited to the Xbox ecosystem.
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