The company confirmed the plan in a wider blog post announcing that it has completed its acquisition of Bethesda parent ZeniMax Media in a $7.5 billion deal.
The move sees Xbox Game Studios grow from 15 to 23 development teams with the addition of Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog and Roundhouse Studios.
“We will have more to share about what’s next for our teams later this year. In the meantime, to properly celebrate this special moment, we are bringing additional Bethesda games into Xbox Game Pass later this week. Stay tuned for more details!”
Microsoft will reportedly publish a video presentation explaining what the ZeniMax deal means for Xbox Game Pass subscribers later this week, when the games Spencer referred to could be revealed.
Bethesda titles not currently available on Xbox Game Pass include The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Evil Within, The Evil Within 2, Dishonored, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Prey, Doom, Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Rage.
The following Bethesda games are already on Xbox Game Pass: Wolfenstein Youngblood (console and PC), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (console), The Elder Scrolls Online (console), Doom Eternal (console and PC), Rage 2 (console and PC), Fallout New Vegas (console), Fallout 76 (console) and Dishonored 2 (console and PC).
“Gamers should know that Xbox consoles, PC, and Game Pass will be the best place to experience new Bethesda games, including some new titles in the future that will be exclusive to Xbox and PC players,” Spencer added.