Microsoft Making Big Moves Acquiring Bethesda

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Just one day before the preorders of Xbox Series X/S go live, Microsoft has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. This move, worth $7.5 Billion dollars, brings many blockbuster AAA franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein, DOOM, Fallout, Dishonored, and Prey, as well as upcoming new IPs like Starfield under the Microsoft umbrella. We will see these franchises added to the Xbox Game Pass for console and PC, along with all future 1st party titles.

It is also worth noting that in a blog post, Pete Hines, SVP of Global Marketing and Communications for Bethesda stated that, although the company has been acquired by Microsoft, they will still be publishing their own games. Could this mean that we will still see games released to other platforms? Or will Bethesda’s upcoming blockbuster titles like Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI be exclusive to Xbox and PC.

-we’re still Bethesda. We’re still working on the same games we were yesterday, made by the same studios we’ve worked with for years, and those games will be published by us. – Pete Hines

Regardless, this is a huge win for Xbox and PC gamers everywhere. I for one, believe that Microsoft is just getting started and I am excited to see what the future has in store.

Mike (AKA SnekPlayz) has been playing games since the days of the Commodore Vic 20 and enjoys playing most genres from Action Adventure to FPS to Racing. He is a part-time streamer on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/SnekPlayz

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