Microsoft has recently confirmed that they are in an agreement to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda who has made games like Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom, and much more.
With the next generation consoles coming out the tensions between the two console companies are at an all-time high. Sony tried to entice people to buy the PS5 by announcing exclusive games like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and more. With all of the poles and opinions, it seemed like PlayStation was pulling ahead in the console war.
But Microsoft had something big to reveal. Recently they revealed that they will be acquiring ZeniMax Media, which is the parent company of Bethesda. If you don’t know already Bethesda is a game development company famous for making The Elder Scrolls, Fallout series, Doom series, and many more titles. The deal was apparently of 7.5 Billion US Dollars. Microsoft announced the news just before the preorder for their next-gen consoles.
This deal means that Microsoft now has access to some of gaming’s most famous franchises. All future Bethesda games will be available for free upon release on the XBOX game pass. This is massive news for gamers around the world. The XBOX game pass is available for PC and XBOX users and already it seems like a fantastic deal. With the addition of these new titles to the game pass, it has now become almost a steal.
Bethesda Games Exclusive for XBOX?
Many people thought from now on all Bethesda games might be exclusive for XBOX. but that will not be the case. According to Todd Howard himself, Bethesda games will always be multiplatform.
The announcement of this deal will surely affect the preorder of the XBOX next-gen consoles in a positive way. It was a brilliant move by Microsoft to announce it before the preorder.