Todd Howard, game director of Starfield and executive producer at Bethesda, has shared some of his thoughts on the studio’s latest being an Xbox exclusive.
For some, the point of Starfield being exclusive to Xbox Series X/S is a bit of a contentious one, as both Skyrim and Fallout 4 were available on PlayStation consoles. But in a new interview with the BBC, Howard touched on the console exclusivity, making comparisons with the ways people associate Nintendo with its games. “When you’re making something exclusive then the more you can focus,” Howard said.
“You know this is the hardware or the thing people are playing on, so the ability to focus on that always yields a better product. You do want people to be able to access it of course. But being with Xbox means there is an ease of access for us and I’m told we’re expecting more people playing this launch than anything we’ve ever done before and that’s despite the success of our previous games.”