Microsoft acquires Skyrim, Fallout, Doom...

Xbox + Bethesda
Microsoft buys Bethesda's ZeniMax Media franchise and significantly expands its Xbox Game Studios game library.

Microsoft buys Bethesda's ZeniMax Media franchise. They include are such games as Doom, Fallout, Elder Scrolls and others. After that, the Xbox Games Library will expand significantly.

The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, stressed that all major games of Bethesda will be included in the deal. Also, the deal concerns the company's future games (Starfield).

Phil Spencer also noted that Bethesda can count on the full support of Microsoft. In addition, when asked whether any cuts should be expected at Microsoft, the head of the Xbox replied that no changes are planned.

One of the Bethesda's executives, Pete Hines, stressed that working with Microsoft means development in the gaming industry for the company. In addition, the company will continue to release games.

Crucially, the purchase of the company will be completed between January and June 2021.

Note, that after signing the deal, the purchase will become one of the most expensive for Microsoft. It is not yet clear what will happen to exclusive versions of games on other consoles, but, most likely, everything will depend on the specific case.

Authored by: tentacl
Published on: 23 September, 2020
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