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Microsoft Buys Game Developer Bethesda

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Gamemaker Bethesda, the company behind The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, DOOM and more, will join Team Xbox.


Phil Spencer, boss of Microsoft’s Xbox division, announced this on the company’s site. Microsoft buys Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks.

Bethesda is one of the better-known game makers in the world, and the company employs 2,300 people worldwide. The company’s studios are responsible for game series such as The Elder Scrolls, the new Wolfenstein games, Fallout, DOOM and Dishonored, among others.

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft has paid $ 7.5 billion for the acquisition and is expected to close by the second half of 2021.

The acquisition means, among other things, that the games from that studio will now be added to Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s streaming subscription.

Microsoft already announced a new console, the Xbox X, and a smaller version, the Xbox S earlier this month. So there is a good chance that Bethesda will already deliver some of the games for these consoles.

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