Throughout Microsoft’s listening to with the US Federal Commerce Fee, it has been revealed that Xbox boss Phil Spencer made the choice to make ZeniMax video games unique to Xbox consoles in a gathering again in 2021.
Based on IGN, the FTC revealed a chat dialog from November 2021 between Xbox CFO Tim Stuart and Xbox Sport Studios head Matt Booty the place the 2 spoke a couple of assembly about Spencer making the decision to make all ZeniMax video games unique.
“All video games going ahead?” Stuart requested. “Not simply new IP, however ALL video games going ahead? Wow.”
“Phil [Spencer] informed all of them titles going foward, Xbox unique,” responded Booty.
The 2 additionally talked about how not releasing ZeniMax video games on PlayStation platforms would have an effect on Microsoft’s income, in addition to how it might have an effect on the deal Microsoft made with ZeniMax in the course of the former’s acquisition of the latter.
“We may have [accountability margin] points within the deal mannequin as we pull an enormous variety of PS items out of mannequin,” Stuart stated.
These particulars have come out throughout a listening to between Microsoft and the FTC, which happened as a result of the FTC didn’t need to permit Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard to maneuver ahead. Different particulars revealed in the course of the listening to together with the truth that Microsoft thought of buying Sega, in addition to Sq. Enix.