Microsoft purchase Bethesda parent company ZeniMax for $7.5B.


With a new generation of gaming consoles on the way, Microsoft has made it’s first move towards a stronger list of games.

Microsoft has expanded its list of studios, up from 15, to 23 with its purchase of Zenimax this past Monday. The $7.5 billion [cash] purchase comes along with some heavy hitters in the industry. Acquiring studios such as Bethesda, creators of the Fallout series and Elders Scrolls, ID software, creators of Doom, Quake and Rage, and Arkane Studios, creators of Dishonored 1 & 2 and 2019 versions of Wolfenstein.

With their new purchase, this could make Bethesda’s games an XBOX platform exclusive. Earlier, Bethesda had announced that “Deathloop” and “GhostWire: Tokyo” would be coming exclusively to PS5. They will remain PS5 exclusives, but who know what this will mean for future titles.

This change comes weeks before the two most anticipated consoles hit the market. The Xbox Series S ($300) and X ($500) and the Playstation 5 ($500) and its digital counterpart ($400) will be launching just in time for the holidays.

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