Xbox: Phil Spencer praises id Tech, wants it on upcoming exclusives

Xbox: Phil Spencer praises id Tech, wants it on upcoming exclusives


Yesterday evening we witnessed a very interesting chat between the top management of Xbox, Bethesda and Zenimax. It was an excellent occasion to celebrate the latest Microsoft acquisitions, and to give the best possible welcome to Bethesda studios in the ever-expanding Xbox Game Studios. Among the news regarding future Microsoft productions and new arrivals in the Game Pass catalog, Phil Spencer also wanted to praise the id Tech graphics engine.

The id Tech is the engine that we have come to know very well with the newest DOOM Eternal. Thanks to the work done by id Software with this graphics engine, we were able to enjoy a powerful visual appearance from all points of view. We understand, therefore, Phil Spencer's falling in love with this graphics engine, with the head of the Xbox division who would like to use the malleable id Tech to develop the next big exclusives coming to Microsoft and PC consoles.

" We have not yet talked about the future that awaits the idTech graphics engine, nor about what it could mean within the Xbox branded productions. As you well know, we have many studios that are dedicated to many different projects, and for example we could use this engine by proposing it to the various teams, so that they can use it following their own creative visions ". These were Spencer's statements.

Yesterday's chat opened the doors to Bethesda and Zenimax in Microsoft studios, and the addition of 20 new titles to the Game Pass is only the first step in this new era for the two large US companies. Now we just have to know what other projects are in the pipeline, perhaps already during the rumored digital event that should come to life at the end of the month.

To enjoy a variety of experiences on your Microsoft console or PC, you can subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass service also from Amazon at this address.

Here’s Every Bethesda Game Coming To Xbox Game Pass Today

Xbox Game Pass just got so much better it's not even funny.

Credit: Bethesda

Today is a very good day for Xbox gamers. It’s probably the single biggest day for Xbox Game Pass since that service launched. A whopping 20 games have landed on the subscription service, and you can download and play them at no extra charge right now.

I’m speaking, of course, about the arrival of 20 Bethesda games spanning several decades—though most are modern offerings. These include games from the Elder Scrolls series, the DOOM franchise and gems like Prey and Dishonored. Horror fans will be excited to play The Evil Within.

Three Fallout games also join Game Pass, as well as three Wolfenstein titles. There’s even Elder Scrolls Online for MMO fans. It’s a treasure trove of amazing video games that make Xbox Game Pass—already a phenomenal bargain—truly the best deal in gaming.

Here’s the full list:

  • Dishonored Definitive Edition (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Dishonored 2 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Doom (1993) (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Doom II (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Doom 3 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Doom 64 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Doom Eternal (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Console, PC)
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Console, PC)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (Cloud, Console)
  • The Evil Within (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Fallout 4 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Fallout 76 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (Console)
  • Prey (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Rage 2 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • I’m trying to decide what I should have my son play first (both him and my daughter love Skyrim but haven’t had much experience with the rest—if any). I have to say I have a special fondness for Dishonored. There’s just so much to choose from here!

    Microsoft really made a stellar business decision with its $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda parent company Zenimax. The company absolutely needs to bring the studio’s content to bear with exclusives. It’s one of the only ways Microsoft can compete with Sony in the content wars. Imagine an Xbox/PC exclusive Elder Scrolls or Starfield. Those would be system-sellers the same way Uncharted and God of War are on PlayStation.

    In any case, if you’re not an Xbox Game Pass subscriber but you do subscribe to Xbox Live with Gold, you should drop the former and just get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It just makes sense.

    What are your favorite titles on this list? What are you going to play first?