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Zenimax Online has claimed that its popular MMO The Elder Scrolls Online will continue to be supported “exactly as it was” on current platforms including PlayStation 4, despite its sale to rival console firm Xbox.
The studio’s parent company Zenmax Media is set to be acquired by Xbox in a $7.5bn deal, it announced on Monday. However, Xbox has said it will honour existing PlayStation agreements including exclusivity deals for Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo.
In its own statement published following the acquisition news, Zenimax Online said “we fully expect [Elder Scrolls Online to keep growing and thriving on each of the platforms that are currently supported.”
“We want to take this moment to reassure the entire Elder Scrolls Online community that ESO will continue to be supported exactly as it was,” wrote studio director Matt Firor.
“We are very happy with the news, and can’t wait to see how the two companies working together can make ESO even better for everyone,” he added.
“Thank you so much for being part of the success story of ZOS and ESO – and rest assured in the knowledge that we are focused on supporting you for many more years to come.”
The core Elder Scrolls Online game, not including expansions, is already available via Microsoft‘s Xbox Game Pass subscription.
Bethesda announced plans to bring The Elder Scrolls Online to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 earlier this summer. 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.