Today will be remembered.
Microsoft made a huge statement as they announced the intention of purchasing Bethesda / Zenimax Games studios. In what would be the biggest purchase in modern gaming history. A power move like this will bolster GamePass into new heights.
Microsoft Corp. will officially own titles such as Elder Scrolls, Fallout, DOOM, Wolfenstein, and up and coming games like StarField. What is most interesting? Microsoft now owns a Japanese studio: Tango Game Works. Bethesda Softworks have 8 studio in total with a prestige game catalogue. Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella has released the following statement.
“Gaming is the most expansive category in the entertainment industry, as people everywhere turn to gaming to connect, socialize and play with their friends,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Quality differentiated content is the engine behind the growth and value of Xbox Game Pass—from Minecraft to Flight Simulator. As a proven game developer and publisher, Bethesda has seen success across every category of games, and together, we will further our ambition to empower the more than three billion gamers worldwide.”
This console war just got a lot more interesting.