Indiana Jones
Image: Bethesda, Lucasfilm Games

There's been mixed messaging about Bethesda's upcoming project Indiana Jones and whether or not it would be exclusive to Microsoft's platforms, and it seems we've finally got an official answer at today's FTC hearing.

During a witness testimony as part of FTC's attempt to block Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Bethesda's head of global publishing Pete Hines confirmed this new game would be exclusive to Xbox platforms and PC, as well as a "day one" release on Xbox Game Pass.

The court was also told the "multi-console contract" Bethesda originally had with Disney was amended when Bethesda and Zenimax were acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 billion in 2020.

The FTC is claiming Microsoft could repeat the same patterns with Activision Blizzard games - essentially locking the company's titles to Xbox, PC and the Game Pass subscription service if the deal is passed.

Indiana Jones is developed by Bethesda and Wolfenstein studio MachineGames in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. It will be an "original story" and is being executive produced by Bethesda's Todd Howard.

Pete Hines has previously mentioned how it's still a while away and right now Bethesda is clearly focused its anticipated space RPG Starfield - releasing exclusively on Xbox platforms and PC this September.

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