The acquisition of Bethesda by Microsoft seems to be already paying off. Microsoft recently added Doom Eternal to Xbox Game Pass, and today it looks like Bethesda has two game collections in development for its Xbox Series X|S consoles. In fact, the ratings that ESRB has given for two collections of Bethesda titles have emerged online. The first is Dishonored & Prey: The Arkane Collection, while the second is Wolfenstein Alt History Collection.
The Xbox Series X|S consoles are currently the only platforms listed for both games, suggesting that they will be exclusive collections. We also know that four games will be included in each collection. Specific titles are mentioned in the lists of ESRB, and it’s easy to guess which ones they are.
Starting with Dishonored & Prey: The Arkane Collection, the most likely scenario is that the collection will consist of Dishonored, Dishonored 2, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider and the 2017 Prey reboot. As the collection is named after Arkane, the 2006 Prey video game is unlikely to be part of the lineup, though we still don’t have any official confirmation yet.
As for the Wolfenstein Alt History Collection, this will likely include Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and Wolfenstein: Youngblood. ESRB leaks are almost always reliable, so we can expect an official announcement in the short term.
It will be interesting to see if these collections will see games optimized for Xbox Series X consoles, or if they will just be ports of previous versions of Xbox One. After all, Xbox Series X is backwards compatible, and so, in theory, these collections could easily just be re-releases of previous versions of games.
We just have to wait for further news, hoping that these two new collections will soon fall within the Game Pass offer.