Starfield - Bethesda FTC Leak

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As is well known, Microsoft is amidst a court battle involving their attempted purchase of Activision Blizzard. The FTC is dealing with part of the case, and court documents detailing future and unannounced Bethesda titles have leaked!

We already know Microsoft purchased Bethesda in 2020 for a whopping $7.5 billion, leading to Starfield becoming an exclusive for Xbox consoles. We now get to see a peak behind the curtain for future plans made by the company regarding upcoming releases.

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The document released was written pre-acquisition of Bethesda, so some of the dates within are incorrect. We can gather from the leak that the Starfield DLC was originally planned to release a fiscal year after the original launch date for the main game.

Shattered Space was announced at launch as the first story DLC for Starfield. When the DLC will officially be released is unknown at this time; however, the first DLC for Skyrim came out around eight months after the Elder Scrolls classic was released. This time frame would line up with Shattered Space, with a 2024 release window being likely.

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Furthermore, the document also interestingly detailed two other Todd Howard titles receiving remakes. Both Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion are noted as upcoming releases on the leak. Whether Bethesda Game Studios will handle these new editions or if some other Microsoft studio is taking on the task is unknown.

We would say Obsidian is the best candidate under the Xbox umbrella to do the classic games justice. Obsidian is also owned by Microsoft, who previously made the well-loved Fallout New Vegas in 2010. Fans of Fallout should definitely check out this new Fallout mod for Starfield.

This story may well produce further information regarding Starfield and the upcoming DLC Shattered Space. We will be sure to keep you updated on this as news comes in.

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