Wolfenstein, Dishonored, and Prey coming to Xbox Series X/S reveals ESRB

Microsoft is bringing a number of Bethesda classics to the next gen Xbox consoles but so far there’s no sign of them coming to PS5.

It’s been a while since one of the world’s age rating boards revealed a secret it shouldn’t have, but the American ESRB has let slip that four Bethesda games are coming to the next gen Xbox consoles.

At time of writing both the Wolfenstein Alt History Collection and Dishonored & Prey The Arkane Collection are listed on the ESRB website, complete with amusingly detailed descriptions of why they have a M for Mature rating.

What’s most interesting about the listings is that they’re only for the Xbox Series X and S, with no indication of a PlayStation 5 version. Although until Microsoft announces something official that doesn’t mean there won’t be one.

Since the ESRB listings are most concerned about offensive content they don’t make clear which games are involved but both collections apparently include four titles each.

For Wolfenstein that likely means main games The New Order and The New Colossus, along with smaller scale spin-offs The Old Blood and Youngblood.

The Arkane collection presumably includes Dishonored 1 and 2, along with standalone expansion Death of the Outsider and Prey – which never hand any kind of sequel or spin-off.

Despite being big fans of both Wolfenstein and Dishonored we’re actually most interested in Prey, as we always felt that was ruined by long load times, which reset the position of creatures, and if the Xbox Series X version can fix that issue then the game will have been significantly improved.

How much effort Bethesda will or won’t go to for the games is unclear but if the next gen versions do end up as Xbox exclusives that could have major repercussions for other Bethesda titles on PlayStation 5.

Many have theorised that Microsoft is likely to keep existing franchises multiformat and make only new IP, such as the upcoming Starfield, exclusive to Xbox and PC. But if these collections are exclusive then that may suggest that new sequels, such as Elder Scrolls 6, will also be Xbox-only.

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