Bethesda games don’t have to launch on PlayStation for Microsoft’s $7.5bn acquisition of the company to pay off, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said.

In an interview with Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo, Spencer was asked whether it was possible to recoup the $7.5bn purchase of Bethesda if Microsoft doesn’t sell The Elder Scrolls 6 on PlayStation consoles.

“Yes,” Spencer replied, before saying Microsoft doesn’t have to ship Bethesda games “on any other platform other than the platforms that we support in order to… make the deal work for us”.

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