Well of course, Xbox didn't buy Bethesda, Microsoft did. My point is that the money had to be earned back somehow, the question is if Gamepass alone was ever going to cut it.I highly doubt the Xbox division is $7.5b in the black on the balance sheets after 20+ years.
Going multiplat is the easy solution, because when they bought Bethesda they paid for a company who earned money selling Multiplat games. The 7.5 billion valuation was calculated using the profits Bethesda would be expected to earn. To change that and to no longer selling on Playstation means writing off part of that profit. Which is fine; the question is if the writeoff could somehow be balanced by significant increase in income from Gamepass.
That's where it boils down to. is Gamepass able to make up the difference?