The Verge has published internal documents from the Microsoft vs FTC lawsuit, revealing additional details about the release of The Elder Scrolls VI. According to the documents, the game is set to launch “soon” in 2026, and it has been confirmed that it will not be available on PlayStation consoles.
This document summarizes a list of games developed by Bethesda, which Microsoft acquired in 2018. The earlier games such as The Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 76, Deathloop, and Ghostwire: Tokyo were released on PlayStation due to previous agreements made before Microsoft’s acquisition. However, starting from 2023 with games like Starfield and Redfall, and including The Elder Scrolls VI, the policy of not releasing on PlayStation consoles will be upheld.
The decision to exclude PlayStation may not come as a surprise, but this timeline gives us a glimpse into the potential release window – 2026.
TLDR: Internal documents from the Microsoft vs FTC lawsuit reveal that The Elder Scrolls VI will be released in 2026, and it will not be available on PlayStation consoles. Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda led to a change in policy, with future games like Starfield and Redfall also being exclusive to non-PlayStation platforms.