During this week’s Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, Microsoft happily announced that Bethesda Game Studios’ next epic RPG, Starfield, would be releasing on November 11, 2022 exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC. Bethesda’s Pete Hines (SVP of Global Marketing & Comms) was urged to address Starfield’s Xbox and PC exclusivity during a stream with Gamespot’s Tamoor Hussain today and ended up going so far as to apologize to PlayStation owners, who will be unable to enjoy the new space-faring RPG on their next-gen consoles. Many Xbox fans have found Hines’ response surprising and unnecessary, being that the industry seems to have no issue with Sony flaunting its exclusives whenever it can. “…there’s not a whole lot I can do about it,” Hines admitted.
“I don’t know how to allay the concerns of PlayStation 5 fans other than to say, well, I’m a PlayStation 5 player as well, and I’ve played games on that console, and there’s games I’m gonna continue to play on it,” Hines said. “All I can really say is, ‘I apologize,’ because I’m certain that that’s frustrating to folks, but there’s not a whole lot I can do about it.”