Microsoft acquires Bethesda, creators of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Doom
Microsoft has announced that it will acquire Senimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $ 7.5 billion. The deal means Bethesda Game Studio, ID Software, Senimax Online Studio, Aken, Machine Games, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog and Roundhouse studios are now members of the Xbox family. It gives Microsoft ownership of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, Doom, Deception, Earthquake, Starfield and many more.
Bethesda has long been a major supporter of Xbox game passes, and Microsoft will add Bethesda’s beloved franchise to Xbox Game Pass for consoles and computers. Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, Starfield, the upcoming space RPG, will be available on the first day of Game Pass, and you can look forward to many more anticipated titles yet to be released.
It will be interesting to see how this affects the Nintendo Switch, the recently launched Nintendo Direct Mini during the launch of many popular Xbox title consoles, including Ori and Will of the Whisper. Hope this brings more Bethesda title consoles.
See the announcement tweet below
Xbox and Et Bethesda Have worked together for many years. We share similar desires and beliefs. They are proud to welcome the team @Xbox. For players everywhere we are excited about how we can continue to gamble together https://t.co/0BcLULyFYF pic.twitter.com/2aectsejsk
– Phil Spencer (@ XboxP3) September 21, 2020