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Well of course this is a blockbuster. Microsoft announced today that it will acquire game publisher Bethesda. Bethesda is made up of eight different game studios, including Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane, and MachineGames. The sale includes intellectual property rights, including The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom, Earthquake, German Army Headquarters, Shame, Prey, Inner Evil, etc. With 2,300 employees worldwide, Bethesda is a leader in game development and has achieved success in various types of games in many regions.
In the past, we may have to worry that this may mean that this beloved game series may only be Xbox in the future, although this is not completely impossible in the distant future, but today Microsoft has promised to release all the top parties on Xbox and PC game.
Not only will future Bethesda games be released on Xbox and PC at the same time, but according to this new announcement from Microsoft, all future Bethesda games will be launched on the first day of your Game Pass subscription service, except for Bethesda's previous game catalog Available there. and also.
3 month subscription to Xbox Game Pass
6 month subscription to Xbox Game Pass
1 month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
3 month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Interestingly, we are not sure if this means that Bethesda games will not be available Available on PlayStation again. Ironically, in hindsight, Tango Gameworks’ Ghostwire: Tokyo and Arkane’s Deathloop have reached an agreement with Sony to sell them exclusively as PlayStation 5 in the negotiations prior to the acquisition. Microsoft has confirmed that these existing exclusive games will still be released as PlayStation 5 exclusive games, but once the previously agreed exclusive window expires, they may still enter the Xbox and PC Game Pass. In addition to
, awaiting the future version of Bethesda, there are several highly anticipated games coming soon, such as his upcoming sci-fi RPG Starfield, and his new works in the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series.
Interestingly, Microsoft has not ruled out the possibility of releasing future Bethesda games on other platforms, and has confirmed that their games can land on systems like PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, but only "on a case-by-case" basis. The factors that determine which games become multi-console games are a mystery, and this may cloud the future of the PS5 to some extent.
Few publishers the size of Bethesda have such strong appeal to major players and have such a rich library of game series. This is Microsoft's real power move, showing that they are studying a variety of different strategies to ensure the success of their game console business and, more importantly, the Game Pass subscription service. There are many players who will spare no effort to play every new Elder Scroll game or every new Fallout game. There is no doubt that these are players that Microsoft hopes to attract.
An interesting version of this news we saw is John Carmack before id Software, which shows that he is open to the possibility of some kind of cooperation with id, because it is now under the umbrella of Microsoft: