Microsoft has officially completed the acquisition of Bethesda and all of its major studios and franchises, and will mark some major changes to come in the future.
The Xbox creator is now the sole owner of Bethesda Game Studios, Tango Gameworks, Arkane Studios and countless other development houses under the same banner. It is a huge acquisition, and perhaps the largest of its kind ever to occur.
Writing on Xbox wire, Phil Spencer explained some of the specifics behind the historic $ 7.5 billion deal, which would include exclusive titles working on exclusive titles: “In addition to Bethesda creative teams, gamers should know that Xbox consoles, PCs and games have new ones Bethesda is the best place to experience games, including some new titles in the future that will be exclusive to Xbox and PC players. “
Spencer would not actually be included in this title, which would be included in the scope of this exclusivity, but titles such as Starfield and the Elder Scrolls 6 would likely be under this umbrella. They are major blockbusters, so Microsoft would like to use them as a way to woo new people Xbox series X/S And Game pass.
However, due to deals being made prior to Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, both Arkhal Studio’s DeathLoop and Tango GamWork’s Ghostwire Tokyo are in development and will launch as a time-bound PS5 exclusion. This is a very strange situation, but it should become clear as more games begin and are unveiled in the coming months.
Spencer said of all the studios owned by Microsoft, “It is important that Bethesda continues to play games in the same way as it always has.”
“We look forward to empowering Bethesda’s creative teams to reach even more players worldwide, helping to make the future Bethesda title the biggest and most popular sport in its history. Xbox and Bethesda have shared a common vision for the future of gaming. As both fans and producers, Bethesda understands the potential of Xbox game passes. “
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