Next-gen collections of Bethesda’s Wolfenstein, Dishonored and Prey games seem to be headed to the Xbox Series X and S, according to new ESRB ratings.
You can check out the ESRB page for Dishonored & Prey The Arkane Collection here, as well as the Wolfenstein Alt History Collection. ‘Xbox Series’ is listed as the only platform for both ratings, suggesting they could be exclusive to Microsoft consoles following Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media – which owns both Arkane and Wolfenstein studio MachineGames.
The Dishonored & Prey The Arkane Collection rating mentions four games, which are most likely Dishonored, Dishonored 2, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider and Prey. The Wolfenstein Alt History Collection blurb also mentions four games, which are most likely Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Given that the Xbox Series hasn’t announced any VR support just yet, it’s reasonable to assume Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot has been skipped.
The Wolfenstein collection mentions in-game purchases, but don’t be alarmed, it’s almost certainly referring to the existing microtransactions in the co-op game Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which allow players to purchase cosmetic skins.
These next-gen collections would make a lot of sense in the wake of Microsoft’s recent $7.5 Billion acquisition of Zenimax Media, bringing Bethesda Softworks and its studios under its wing – previously, Microsoft said Bethesda Games would be released on non-Microsoft platforms on a “case-by-case” basis. Here are the 5 biggest takeaways from Xbox’s Bethesda acquisition.