Bethesda’s games Wolfenstein, Dishonored, and Prey are hitting Xbox Series S/X, according to Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)
Microsoft is bringing a number of Bethesda classics to the next-gen Xbox consoles but so far there’s no sign of them coming to PS5.
These games are incredible
Most of these games are great, but some are truly outstanding. Dishonored 2 is one of the best games of the generation. It’s an action-adventure game with stealth elements played from a first-person perspective – it has some of the best character movement in any combat game.
Every mission is about an assassination, and some of its levels are breath-taking in their creativity: one involves travelling through two periods of time at will, letting you change history accordingly.
The entire Dishonored series will be worth having on Xbox Series X and so will Prey, a game by developer Arkane’s sister studio. That’s set in a space station occupied by shape-shifting aliens, and it draws from similar influences to BioShock.
Microsoft overtakes Bethesda Softworks
Microsoft announced in September that it is to buy ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda Softworks for $7.5 billion, with the deal expected to be completed in the second half of its current business year ending in June 2021.
It’s been a while since one of the world’s age rating boards revealed a secret it shouldn’t have, but the US ESRB has let slip that four Bethesda games are coming to the next-gen Xbox consoles.
Both the Wolfenstein Alt History Collection and Dishonored & Prey The Arkane Collection are listed on the ESRB website, complete with amusingly detailed descriptions of why they have a M for Mature rating.
Curiously, the ESRB only lists a rating for the Xbox Series of consoles. There’s no mention of the PlayStation 5, despite the fact that a PlayStation 4 version is coming. That renews questions about how Microsoft’s takeover might affect the release of Bethesda’s games across other consoles going forward.