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Microsoft will acquire Bethesda in blockbuster $7.5 billion deal

Microsoft will acquire Bethesda in blockbuster $7.5 billion deal

Microsoft has agreed to acquire video game giant Bethesda for a whopping $7.5 billion, securing the rights to huge franchises like Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Dishonored, and Doom. The acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, includes all studios that operate under the publisher, including id Software and Arkane Studios.

Doug 0 months

Powerhouse? Does this mean that these companies are going to stop putting out buggy and incomplete games that are way too focused on in game transactions?

Just Max
Just Max 0 months

Hey Microsoft, why don't you have Obsidian make a new Fallout now. You own both

Chris 0 months

This is really good news. Microsoft the last few years has had a good practice of supporting their talent and not strong arming them. You know like EA does.

lashed 0 months

Get rid of Todd Howard.

Ingram 0 months

Already preordered here in NZ. Launch date consoles went fast with Series X selling out first. Can still preorder for 2021.

Matt 0 months

I just hope it goes at least marginally better than Blizzard/Activision.

William 0 months

Oh no..... reminds me of EA sports buying MOH, and destroying it.... so sad

Dagelf 0 months

But why? What's the point?

Wholly 0 months

Fallout 76 will continue to suck. Let Obsidian have a shot at another.

KOAN. 0 months

First order of business, Skyrim re-remastered.

J 0 months

Oh Great! Now we will have games that are as bad as Microsoft products!

Gerardo 0 months

Well they didn’t spend the money on TikTok....

Robert_Clearwater 0 months

Fallout: South Florida with ghoul alligators and golfing.

Andrew Montague
Andrew Montague 0 months

Mmmm Xbox exclusives...

systematic fighter
systematic fighter 0 months

Good move microsoft.

Archaeologistic 0 months

When Hollywood produces Elder Scrolls series and film, they'll make it all back right quick.

Don'tbackNV 0 months

Oh no....

michael 0 months

Well, we're never going to see a good elder scrolls game again.

flinx101 0 months

Well, damn, another great franchise down the drain.

JustSomeGuy 0 months

Still have no plans to buy an Xbox. I haven't bought a Switch for the one or two exclusive games I'd like to play on the switch, so I can't see myself doing that for an Xbox either.

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