US News 7.5 billion for the Fallout makers: Microsoft takes over Bethesda

19:15  21 september  2020
19:15  21 september  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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All Bethesda games will launch on Gamepass also. So TES 6 and future Fallout will be on gamepass on day one. If they can shell out 7 . 5 billion for Zenimax I doubt it was for the potential PS5 sales. I do not like exclusives. I've had to get both consoles for the last 3 generations to be able to play them

Microsoft is buying ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda and owner of franchises like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout . Microsoft paid $ 7 . 5 billion for the company, about 3 times what it made for Minecraft maker Mojang. This is a massive deal for the industry, and probably the largest I’ve ever

Microsoft übernimmt Bethesda-Mutter Zenimax. © Microsoft Microsoft takes over Bethesda mother Zenimax.

Microsoft has announced the takeover of the publisher Zenimax Media, whose best-known studio is Bethesda Softworks. The deal is said to be worth $ 7.5 billion.

With the takeover of Zenimax Media Microsoft secures the game developers who are responsible for hits like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, Doom and Dishonored.

Bethesda Softworks is the best-known name in the Zenimax network. In the past, the Skyrim and Fallout maker had taken over high-profile studios such as Id Software, Alpha Dog and other hit companies. According to Cnet , Microsoft should have cost around 7.5 billion dollars to take over the collected know-how.

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Microsoft on Monday announced its acquisition of Bethesda Softworks, owner of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout , and other major game franchises. The deal isn’t about owning more exclusives for the Xbox platform. Instead, it’s about Xbox Game Pass and how Microsoft ’s shifting video game strategy could

These include Bethesda Game Studios, id Software , ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane The company has signed a $ 7 . 5 billion agreement to acquire ZeniMax Media, Bethesda Softworks, and their It’ll be nice to see Skyrim and Fallout 4, two of the most beloved games from the last decade, become

Doom, Lost Within, Dishonored, Clash of Clans - the list is long

With Bethesda, Zenimax Media includes the Doom maker Id Software, the Wolfenstein forge Machinegames, the Dishonored inventor Arkane, the Evil Within developer Tango Gameworks , the mobile game developers from Alpha Dog and the lost-within makers Roundhouse Studios.

Microsoft and Bethesda have already worked closely in the past to develop Xbox games, recalls Xbox boss Phil Spencer in his blog post on the takeover. Bethesda was also among the first to support the idea of ​​cloud streaming as part of the Xbox Game Pass.

All Zenimax games come to the xCloud

Accordingly, Microsoft wants to make all Bethesda Studios franchises available via the xCloud service on both the PC and the Xbox console. This applies not only to the games that have already been published, but also to games that are still in development. Including the space adventure Starfield, which has been showered with praise in advance.

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Microsoft has purchased Bethesda Softworks – the studio behind The Elder Scrolls and Fallout games – in a $ 7 . 5 billion deal. Bethesda is responsible for the bestselling Elder Scrolls and Fallout franchises, as well as the Doom and Wolfenstein series. Zenimax as a whole has an estimated annual

Microsoft is acquiring Bethesda Softworks and parent company ZeniMax Media for $ 7 . 5 billion . Bethesda Softworks is best known for publishing some of the gaming industry’s biggest franchises, including The Elder Scrolls, Fallout , Doom, Dishonored, and Wolfenstein.

Spencer promises not to constrict Bethesda. Rather, the developers should benefit from Microsoft's possibilities and be able to “scale” their visions in this way. Spencer doesn't want to create a closed environment. Rather, according to Spencer, the Xbox Game Pass should lead to the situation on as many devices as possible in which the gamer decides when and where to play with whom. Last but not least, that should be a swipe at Apple, which Microsoft's cloud gaming service under iOS initially rejected outright and then only allowed in a heavily trimmed version .

Bethesda is to remain as a separate department within the Microsoft group with around 2,300 employees worldwide. All structures remained intact. Microsoft is increasing the number of in-house Xbox studios from 15 to 23.

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This is interesting!