Today, Microsoft has officially completed the $ 7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media and Bethesda Softworks. This should be a big boost for the Xbox brand. However, some fans are speculating whether franchises such as Doom, Fallout, and The Elder Scrolls will be released on competing consoles. In an Xbox Wire post, Xbox boss Phil Spencer talked about buying Bethesda. His comments have little doubt that some games will be exclusive to the Xbox and PC in the coming years. Spencer also confirmed that Game Pass subscribers need to expect more Bethesda games to be offered in the near future.
“This is the next step in building an industry-leading first-party studio team and a commitment to the Xbox community,” Spencer said. “With the addition of the Bethesda Creative Team, gamers know that the Xbox Console, PC, and Game Pass will be the perfect place to experience new Bethesda games, including new titles specifically for Xbox and PC players. Must be kept. “”
Given Microsoft’s huge investment, it’s not surprising that some Bethesda titles will be exclusive to the Xbox family. That would certainly be a disappointment for fans of other gaming systems, but the acquisition will help increase the number of franchises dedicated to the Xbox platform. It’s no secret that the Xbox is struggling in that regard, but buying Bethesda can make a big difference.
If Spencer uses “partial” in the above statement, it can be a bit of a hassle and not all Bethesda franchises will suddenly become platform-only. Unlike Sony and Nintendo, Microsoft offers several games on the opposite console, including titles like Minecraft. It’s clear that the company will continue to do this in the way it deems appropriate, and if there is an opportunity to grow those brands. Microsoft doesn’t seem to be particularly close to Sony, but it seems to have a strong relationship with Nintendo, as evidenced by the presence of the Xbox character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
For now, gamers just have to wait to see what the future holds, but Bethesda fans may want to consider considering an Xbox console and game pass in the future.
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