Leaked Bethesda Game Collections Hint Upcoming Lineup Could Be For Xbox Series

KEY POINTS

  • Microsoft recently acquired Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Studios
  • The acquisition provides Microsoft access to a wide range of hit games and franchises from Bethesda
  • A recent leak may have revealed the upcoming games that Bethesda is working for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

Two collections of games from videogame publisher Bethesda, apparently being developed for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, were recently leaked online.

Microsoft recently acquired Bethesda’s parent company, ZeniMax Studios.

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) recently issued ratings for the two collections, which include the “Wolfenstein Alt History Collection” and the “Dishonored & Prey: The Arkane Collection”. Both collections list the Xbox Series consoles as their only platforms, suggesting that they could release as Xbox-exclusives.

Each of the game collection features four games but there is no information regarding the specific titles included in them. There are speculations that

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PS5 3D Audio, Surprise Game Collections, & A Blizzard Studio Shutdown | Save State

In this video, Persia talks about the PS5’s new 3D audio feature and how it will work for your headset but not for your TV speakers at launch. Sony also showed of its Pulse 3D wireless headset, which it says will be the best way to experience the PS5’s 3D audio capabilities. A few confirmed games to support this feature are Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, and Resident Evil Village.

Persia also talks about the surprise announcement and release of two collections from Bethesda. The first collection includes four Wolfenstein games in all: The New Order, The Old Blood, The New Colossus, and Youngblood. The second is The Arkane Collection and includes Prey, Dishonored, and Dishonored 2, along with the standalone Dishonored 2 expansion Death of the Outsider. Bethesda also confirmed to GameSpot that both collections will be playable on next-gen consoles through backwards compatibility.

Lastly, Persia talks about Bloomberg

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Realizing the tremendous potential of biological collections will require strategy, action and investment

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A new report on biological collections from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine points to the need for sustainability, digitization, recruitment of a diverse workforce, and infrastructure upgrades to meet the challenges now facing science and society. The report, “Biological Collections: Ensuring Critical Research and Education for the 21st Century,” says these collections are a critical part of the nation’s science and innovation infrastructure and a fundamental resource for understanding the natural world.


“This report, two years in the making, demonstrates the diverse benefits for science and society of building robust biodiversity infrastructure,” said Joseph Cook, member of the report committee and Regents Professor of Biology and Curator of Mammals of the Museum of Southwestern Biology at The University of New Mexico.

“Many biological collections are at a critical juncture,” said James Collins, co-chair of the committee that wrote the report and Ullman Professor

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