The US Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has classified Prey, Dishonored and Wolfenstein games for Xbox Series X/S.
Dishonored & Prey The Arkane Collection is said to include four games, likely Dishonored: Definitive Edition, Dishonored 2, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, and Prey. These titles are currently available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC as part of the Arkane Anniversary Collection (the PC version includes additional games).
The Wolfenstein: Alt History Collection, which is also currently available for the same platforms, includes Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, and Wolfenstein: New Order.
Microsoft announced in September that it is to acquire 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.
The previous month, Bethesda announced that Doom Eternal and The Elder Scrolls Online will be released for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Players who own or purchase either title on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade for free to the next-gen versions when they’re available, it said. Additionally, both titles will support backwards compatibility when the new consoles launch.
Bethesda said at the time that it was “committed to offer free upgrades for current-generation console owners of existing Bethesda titles we bring forward into the next generation of consoles”.
Following the announcement of the ZeniMax deal, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said Microsoft will honour existing PlayStation 5 exclusivity agreements Bethesda has in place for games like Deathloop (Arkane) and Ghostwire: Tokyo (Tango Gameworks), which are being made by studios it is set to own.
For future Bethesda games, which will be available on Xbox, PC and Game Pass, Spencer said “we’ll take other consoles on a case-by-case basis.”