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.


Dishonored 2 in-game screenshot

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.