In what is set to be one of the greatest ever purchase in the video game industry, Microsoft declared Monday that it has gained a deal to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent brand of famous video game publisher Bethesda Softworks for $7.5 billion.
At the time the deal is done and Bethesda possessions along with The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein will be owned by Microsoft. The quake, Starfield, and DOOM too. These series will be involved in the Xbox Game Pass, a membership-based fee cloud gaming service that has topped 15 million subscribers.
The Bethesda deal is supposed to be fixed in the second half of the fiscal year 2021. With the add up of Bethesda, Microsoft will grow up to 23 teams for studio and will be adding Bethesda’s iconic franchises to Xbox Game Pass shared by Microsoft. The matter shows Microsoft’s aim to bring Bethesda’s future games into Xbox Game Pass. The same day they set afloat on Xbox or PC.
This deal is three times the $2.5 billion that Microsoft gave for Mojang, the brand behind Minecraft, in 2014. It will be Microsoft’s most pricey video game purchase ever.
Gamers herd to social media to react to the news. Some were thrilled about the new games coming to Game Pass, at the same time, others feared the deal could mean that future Bethesda games would be select to Xbox and PC.
The game publisher will continue to integrity a foregoing agreement to first entrance two of its games. 1. Deathloop and 2. Ghostwrite: Tokyo- on the PlayStation 5 as ‘times console select ‘ before they gradually become available on the Xbox, as per Bloomberg.
Future games like Starfield will be present for Xbox ad PC and Microsoft’s Game Pass video game scheme. Microsoft has even presented a contender in the largely make known attempts to obtain TikTok. However, lost out a bid Oracle and Walmart.