This stylish first-person shooter is a timed PlayStation 5 console exclusive that is also available on PC (via Windows). Despite this, Deathloop is actually published by Bethesda Softworks, which is owned by Microsoft. Because Deathloop was in development prior to Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, its PlayStation exclusivity remained. What does that mean for other platforms?
Considering Deathloop is published by Bethesda, we’ll no doubt see it appear on an Xbox console, as well as Game Pass on PC, at a later time. And with Bethesda being a first-party Microsoft company, you can expect to see it on Xbox Game Pass.
Going forward, you should expect most — if not all of — Bethesda’s games to be exclusive to Xbox, just like the upcoming Starfield. That’s what makes it so strange to see Deathloop on a PlayStation console. Even still, there is hope for Arkane’s adventure to come to other platforms.
Pretty much all of Bethesda’s most popular games are available through Microsoft’s gaming subscription service, so we’d be shocked if Deathloop didn’t make an appearance at some point. It will likely be available for Xbox Series X|S, though you shouldn’t expect to play it on Xbox One since Deathloop is only available on PS5 right now. Still, it’s a good sign Xbox players will probably get their hands on it at some point.
One-year exclusivity is standard with many games, such as Rise of the Tomb Raider, which was first available on Xbox in 2015. It didn’t launch on PlayStation until the following year in 2016. Another famous timed exclusive is BioShock, which launched for Xbox 360 in 2007 but didn’t come to PS3 until 2008.
It just isn’t totally clear when this will come to be.
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