Leaked documents from the FTC’s court battle against Microsoft have revealed not only Microsoft’s upcoming gaming hardware plans, but also details from its game development studios. One of the attached document files shared with the FTC by Microsoft, largely unaltered and publicly available, has a page full of ZeniMax Bethesda projects that were in development.
Titled “ZeniMax Management Forecast,” this release schedule details what console/PC and free-to-play/mobile titles the company has planned for 2020. This document was part of Microsoft’s investigation into acquiring ZeniMax Media, its studios, and IP addresses.
Alongside a variety of titles we’ve already seen releases and announcements about, the leak gives remasters to Bethesda’s biggest RPGs The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion From 2006 and Fallout 3 From 2008. Brand new doom name value “year zero” Also featured here, plus two post-launch DLC packs for the unannounced title.
Coming from Bethesda’s other studios, there are mentions of a Ghostwire: Tokyo Also continue Disrespectful 3. There are also three projects listed with code names only, which are Project Kestrel, Project Platinum and a mysterious “licensed IP game”.
See the slide below for the full details, though keep in mind that the timelines mentioned are in the company’s fiscal years. We may soon see some of these games revealed by Microsoft as exclusives at the upcoming Game Awards or during next year’s Xbox Expo.
Being a 2020 document, we can’t be sure which projects unaware of the leak are still in development, under which studios, and how many delays have hit them since dealing with COVID-19 setbacks and other factors.
for example, The Elder scrolls VI There’s a release for fiscal year 2024 planned in the document, though we now know that’s still years away. Coming soon by MachineGames Indiana Jones The game is also listed as coming next year, though take it with a grain of salt until official announcements come.