Bethesda's Catalog of Games are Coming to Xbox Game Pass Soon

Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, DOOM, and everything else related to Bethesda should be coming to Xbox Game Pass in the near future.

By Logan Moore

September 21, 2020

There have been a litany of developments this morning in the fallout (pun intended) of Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda. The publisher that is most well-known for titles like The Elder Scrolls and Wolfenstein will be bringing all of its future games to the Xbox family of devices as we move forward, but in the near future, it looks as though some more immediate changes should be coming about.

Much like it does with all other first-party Xbox Game Studios properties, Bethesda’s back catalog of games are said to soon be heading to Xbox Game Pass for both console and PC. Xbox head Phil Spencer announced this move earlier today alongside the acquisition reveal, simply saying, “We will be adding Bethesda’s iconic franchises to Xbox Game Pass for console and PC.” Spencer didn’t say when these older titles will be added to the service, but it should be sooner rather than later, you’d imagine.

Obviously, this shouldn’t come as a shock whatsoever, but holy cow, it sure makes the value of Game Pass the much more substantial. What remains to be seen, however, is how deep Microsoft will go when it comes to adding older Bethesda titles to Xbox Game Pass. While newer releases of the past few years like DOOM Eternal, Fallout 4, and Prey will surely be hitting the service, Bethesda has a pretty deep lineup to offer, especially on PC, where older games are more accessible. Regardless of what the lineup may look like, now seems to be as good of a time as any to subscribe to Game Pass if you aren’t already doing so.

There’s still a lot left to learn about how this Bethesda and Microsoft move will shake out, but in the near term, we do know that titles like Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo will still be coming to PS5 in a time capacity. Future titles from the publisher are also said to still fall under the Bethesda brand, but whether or not they come to others platforms outside of Xbox and PC remains to be seen.

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Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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