Bethesda's games are planned to be "first or better" on Xbox, Microsoft has declared.
The statement comes from Xbox CFO Tim Stuart, who spoke at the Jeffries Interactive Entertainment Virtual Conference last week (via SeekingAlpha).
What we’ll do in the long run is we don’t have intentions of just pulling all of Bethesda content out of Sony or Nintendo or otherwise. But what we want is we want that content, in the long run, to be either first or better or best or pick your differentiated experience, on our platforms. We will want Bethesda content to show up the best as — on our platforms.
Stuart also explained how philosophy would tie into Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service.
If you think about something like Game Pass, if it shows up best in Game Pass, that’s what we want to see, and we want to drive our Game Pass subscriber base through that Bethesda pipeline.
After the acquisition announced back in September, Microsoft has yet to comment on how Bethesda’s games will be offered in the future. They could be exclusive Xbox title's or offer more content on Xbox Game Pass. However, as first-party titles, they’ll likely be offered on Game Pass in any instance.