Disney's Head Of Gaming Says The Question Of BLADE's Platform Exclusivity Needs To Be Answered By Bethesda

Disney's Head Of Gaming Says The Question Of BLADE's Platform Exclusivity Needs To Be Answered By Bethesda Disney's Head Of Gaming Says The Question Of BLADE's Platform Exclusivity Needs To Be Answered By Bethesda

Following the game's surprise reveal at The Game Awards, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 owners want confirmation on whether Bethesda's Blade is Xbox exclusive.

By MarkJulian - Dec 13, 2023 11:12 AM EST
Filed Under: Xbox

PlayStation owners have long rubbed it in Xbox owners' faces that Insomniac's Spider-Man games are PlayStation exclusives. So with the announcement that Bethesda was working on a Blade game, Xbox owners have been returning the favor.

However, this hasn't been confirmed, only assumed due to the fact that Microsoft spent $7.5 billion to acquire Bethesda Softworks back in 2021 . But no one knows how long the Blade game has been in development and what release details and deals were agreed upon with Marvel Games.

Recently, a rep from Marvel's parent company Disney, declined to confirm if Blade was Xbox exclusive, instead remarking that the decision was in Bethesda's hands.

So far, neither Bethesda nor Arkane Studios have weighed in on the matter, even though they have to be aware that this is the leading question surrounding the title after the game's first teaser trailer.

It's also possible that the Blade game is so early in development that it could miss the current generation of consoles, a potential factor in why the teaser trailer is devoid of any mention of consoles or console logos.

"In honor of Blade’s 50th anniversary, we have found the perfect match for the Daywalker in Arkane Lyon, a studio of uncompromising artists who continually push the boundaries of game design and innovation,” said Bill Rosemann, VP and Creative Director of Marvel Games via Press Release.

In addition to their award-winning talent, it’s their personal passion and bold vision for our half-human, half-vampire iconoclast that makes this collaboration a perfect fit.

In that same press release, Dinga Bakaba, Game Director at Arkane Lyon added, "As a kid of mixed origins, I felt a special connection to Blade – a hero with a dual heritage himself. The opportunity to put our spin on this character is a dream of mine and a challenge that our team embraces with a passion. We couldn’t be happier to put players in Blade’s boots, as he becomes the champion of my hometown of Paris, one stake at a time."

 Sebastien Mitton, Co-Creative and Art Director, Arkane Lyon also chimed in, "From his trench coat to his iconic sunglasses, Blade is a slick, stylish, and driven character. This project is the perfect opportunity to push Arkane’s art style into an even more modern and bold territory. The essence of our work lives at the junction of impactful ideas and innovative know-how."

About Marvel's Blade
In Marvel’s Blade, Eric Brooks is the legendary Daywalker, half-man, half-vampire torn between the warm society of the living and the rushing power of the undead. From Bethesda and Arkane Lyon, the studio that brought you Dishonored and “DEATHLOOP”, Marvel’s Blade is a mature, single-player, third-person game set in the heart of Paris, now in development in collaboration with Marvel Games.

Marvel’s Blade game will take players to a quarantined section of Paris in the middle of a supernatural emergency. Vampires have emerged, terrorizing the city of lights and forcing Parisians to shelter inside their homes at night to wait for sunrise. 

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marvel72
marvel72 - 12/13/2023, 1:40 PM
Don't know why, Spider-Man and Wolverine are exclusive to Sony PS5.

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