Todd Howard Says Starfield Xbox Console Exclusivity Has Benefited Development - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2022 / 5,442 Views
Bethesda Game Studios' game director and executive producer Todd Howard in an interview with the Lex Fridman podcast on YouTube discussed Starfield and how being an Xbox console exclusive has helped with development.
"It is exclusive - Xbox, PC...keep in mind for us that exclusivity is not unique even though we've done PlayStation stuff," said Howard via PureXbox.
"We were traditionally PC developers in the beginning, we transitioned to Xbox, [it] became our lead platform, like Morrowind was basically exclusive to Xbox, Oblivion was exclusive to Xbox for a long period of time...our initial stuff is all Xbox, so we get into development saying we're focused on Xbox, it's not abnormal for us in any way."
He added, "From a development side, I like the ability to focus...and have help from them - the top engineers at Xbox, to say 'we are going to make this look incredible on the new systems', is like from my standpoint, it's just awesome."
Starfield will launch for the Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Xbox Game Pass in the first half of 2023.
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