Micosoft Will Buy Video Game Maker ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

Micosoft Will Buy Video Game Maker ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

Unlike Minecraft, which was too big to be kept to the Xbox family, the likes of Fallout, Elder Scrolls, or even Starfield may be missing from Sony's consoles in the next few years. All future game releases will be on the service on day-one. "For customers out there - and I see it on Twitter all the time, people asking - they can just know we will get there". "Doom Eternal" may have been a hit this year, but some of Bethesda's biggest releases have been ports and VR adaptations of the now 9-year-old "Skyrim".

The key difference between the updated app and MIcrosoft xCloud is that the games you are streaming are not on MIcrosoft's servers and you don't need to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass in order to use the new feature.

Bethesda's games have always had a special place on Xbox and in the hearts of millions of gamers around the world.

Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard shared a lengthy statement of his own.

The deal will bring all of Bethesda's game studios under the Xbox Studios umbrella.

By contrast, Sony has opted to charge players up to £70 for its own major releases and does not intend to include new titles in its PlayStation Plus Collection service. In 2018 and 2019, it acquired Double Fine Productions, Obsidian Entertainment, Playground Games, and several other smaller studios, almost doubling its roster of subsidiaries from eight to 15.

The Xbox Game pass costs $10 a month (for one platform).

The announcement came one day before preorders open for Microsoft's next-gen Xbox consoles, the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, scheduled to arrive this November.

Bethesda is one of the most prestigious developers and publishers in the games industry, having created acclaimed and beloved franchises like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, with the upcoming Starfield title one of the most anticipated next-generation games on the horizon.

Until Microsoft finds significant success with xCloud and Game Pass on PC, it's unlikely that Bethesda games on the PlayStation 5 will be prioritized. Add to that the financial crisis everyone is now facing with the pandemic and things seem just a bit clearer.

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