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Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo Will Still Release for PlayStation 5

Microsoft will honor past deals made by Bethesda by releasing Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo first on PlayStation 5.

Ahead of jumping into next-generation of console launch in November 2020, entire video game industry was surprised by a sudden reveal of Microsoft acquiring publisher Bethesda Softworks and its parent company ZeniMax Media.

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer assures fans that despite recent buyout, Microsoft will be honoring prior deals made by Bethesda, confirming both Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo to get a timed exclusive release for PlayStation 5 console.

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Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo Will Still Release for PlayStation 5


Bethesda already had plans for two of the upcoming above-mentioned games to make their console debut on PS5 system even before everyone came to know about Microsoft's latest takeover of ZeniMax via official announcement.

Both games from Arkane Studios and Tango Gameworks were part of PlayStation 5 Reveal Event in June and showcase earlier. Currently scheduled to arrive in 2021, Microsoft will be publishing Deathloop and GhostWire as per contract.


Microsoft will not likely to close doors for their games on other popular gaming platforms as they brought Minecraft and Minecraft: Dungeons on Sony consoles previously while porting a number of titles to Nintendo Switch handheld.

Bethesda has yet to reveal whether these games will be PS5-exclusive for six months or a year, which will not be affected by their buyout. However, exclusivity window has now pushed back with Deathloop getting delayed to mid 2021.


Microsoft has been on a spree of acquiring known game studios for past few years now to offer Xbox players more first-party games. Bethesda joining Xbox family opens up various exciting possibilities for a new generation of console.

From now on, Microsoft intends to release all Bethesda-published games on Xbox Game Pass day one. Official press release hints that a few more titles will also be launching on PlayStation 5 other than Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo.

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