Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax
Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax

Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda Softworks 2020

Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media and it’s game publisher Bethesda Softworks Tweets on Twitter 2020

Here is the full PR:

Microsoft will acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, creators of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout among many others. Microsoft will acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash.


Microsoft is going to own Quake?

Not sure if should be thrilled or terrified.


Microsoft appears to now own Fallout, Elder Scrolls, DOOM, Dishonored, Wolfenstein, and more.


https://news.microsoft.com/2020/09/21/microsoft-to-acquire-zenimax-media-and-its-game-publisher-bethesda-softworks/

This is hilarious among many things they now own Developer and Publisher of Sony timed exclusive Deathloop 🤣

Go #Microsoft you have money to punish companies who relied only on exclusives like #sony and #nintendo


More on the Bethesda/ZeniMax acquisition 💚


Xbox Series X|S pre-orders start *tomorrow*! 🎮 Details here and don’t forget to set your alarms:
Xbox Game Pass hit 15 million subscribers! 🥇

I am so excited to see the bright future of this service unfold. It will continue to revolutionize how we discover games, play games and the power of a shared library is amazing to play with friends.


Microsoft is to acquire ZeniMax Media and its publisher Bethesda.

They now own:
The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, DOOM, Wolfenstein, Dishonored, The Evil Within and many more IP’s. 🤯🤯


The promise of Fallout: New Vegas 2 realized and the next Elder Scrolls game potentially being made an Xbox exclusive one day before pre-orders open for Microsoft’s next-gen console… this is quite the power play!
Xbox and @Bethesda have worked together for years. We share similar passions and beliefs. Proud to welcome them to Team @Xbox. Excited how we’ll advance gaming together for players everywhere https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/21/welcoming-bethesda-to-the-xbox-family/

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Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media and it’s game publisher Bethesda Softworks Videos on Youtube 2020

Source: BrokenGamezHDR

#Bethesda #Xbox #Zenimax Critically acclaimed creators of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, DOOM, Dishonored, Quake, Starfield and more join Team Xbox Today is a special day, as we welcome some of the most accomplished studios in the games industry to Xbox. We are thrilled to announce Microsoft has entered into an agreement to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. As one of the largest, most critically acclaimed, privately-held game developers and publishers in the world, Bethesda is an incredibly talented group of 2,300 people worldwide who make up some of the most accomplished creative studios in our industry across Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios. These are the teams responsible for franchises like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, DOOM, Dishonored, Prey, Quake, Starfield and many more. Bethesda’s games have always had a special place on Xbox and in the hearts of millions of gamers around the world. Our teams have a close and storied history working together, from the amazing first DOOM, and its id Tech engine, innovating games on PCs to Bethesda bringing their first console game to the original Xbox, the groundbreaking The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Over the years I’ve had many deep conversations with the creative leaders at Bethesda on the future of gaming and we’ve long shared similar visions for the opportunities for creators and their games to reach more players in more ways. Just as they took the bold first steps to bring The Elder Scrolls franchise to the original Xbox, Bethesda were early supporters of Xbox Game Pass, bringing their games to new audiences across devices and have been actively investing in new gaming technology like cloud streaming of games. We will be adding Bethesda’s iconic franchises to Xbox Game Pass for console and PC. One of the things that have me most excited is seeing the roadmap with Bethesda’s future games, some announced and many unannounced, to Xbox console and PC including Starfield, the highly anticipated, new space epic currently in development by Bethesda Game Studios. Like us, Bethesda is passionate believers in building a diverse array of creative experiences, exploring new game franchises, and in telling stories in bold ways. All of their great work will, of course, continue and grow and we look forward to empowering them with the resources and support of Microsoft to scale their creative visions to more players in new ways for you. All of our work, and the foundation of our relationship with you, start with a commitment to deliver a breadth of amazing games to discover and play on Xbox. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been excited to share more detail on important elements of a plan we’ve been building towards for years. A plan that is the fulfillment of a promise, to you the Xbox player, to deliver the most performant, immersive, and compatible next-generation gaming experiences, and the freedom to play blockbuster games with your friends, anytime, anywhere. Today is a landmark step in our journey together and I’m incredibly energized by what this step means for Xbox.

Source: Yahoo Finance

Yahoo Finance’s Dan Howley reports on the Microsoft acquisition of Zenimax media for $7.5 billion. #Microsoft #ZeniMax #Bethesda Microsoft (MSFT) on Monday announced plans to acquire video game giant Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Media, one of the world’s most important gaming firms, for a whopping $7.5 billion. The publisher of franchises ranging from “The Elder Scrolls” and “Doom” to “Wolfenstein” and “Fallout,” ZeniMax’s titles are some of the most storied in the industry. To say that Microsoft’s latest acquisition is a coup for the gaming powerhouse is an understatement. It not only adds 8 new studios to the company’s empire, bringing the total to 23 but, more importantly, ensures that ZeniMax’s titles will appear on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service the same day they hit the market. Titles from third-party developers often don’t make it to Game Pass until months after their initial release. “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,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement following the announcement. It’s a huge win for Microsoft, which is set to launch its Xbox Series S and Series X consoles in November, and proves the company is determined to steal the next-generation of the console wars from rival Sony (SNE) and it’s PlayStation 5. “With over 15 million subscribers currently on its Game Pass MSFT is doubling down on its consumer endeavors with this acquisition, a smart and strategic move in our opinion heading into its highly anticipated new console release,” Wedbush’s Dan Ives wrote in an analyst note following the announcement. ZeniMax’s library is beloved by gamers ZeniMax’s 8 game studios provide Microsoft with the ability to push out titles for every form of gaming, whether that’s on consoles, PCs, or mobile. That includes Bethesda, the developer of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” a game that’s been ported to so many different platforms it’s become a running joke about how many times the company can get gamers to buy the same title. It’s not just Bethesda, either. ZeniMax also owns Id Software, the developer of the “Doom” franchise; Arkane Studios, the developer of “Dishonored” and “Prey;” and Machine Games, the developer of the “Wolfenstein” franchise. These are games that sell millions of units over their lifetimes, and heavily influence the direction of the industry. Importantly, Microsoft says it will keep ZeniMax’s 2,300 employees and leadership structure in place. That gives hope that Microsoft will allow ZeniMax’s development studios and publishing houses to continue to operate as they have in the past, ensuring they are able to create and push out the kind of content that has won over so many gamers in the firm’s roughly 34-year history. For more on this article please visit https://finance.yahoo.com/news/micros… Subscribe to Yahoo Finance: https://yhoo.it/2fGu5Bb About Yahoo Finance: At Yahoo Finance, you get free stock quotes, up-to-date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, social interaction and mortgage rates that help you manage your financial life. About Yahoo Finance Premium: With a subscription to Yahoo Finance Premium, get the tools you need to invest with confidence. Discover new opportunities with expert research and investment ideas backed by technical and fundamental analysis. Optimize your trades with advanced portfolio insights, fundamental analysis, enhanced charting, and more. To learn more about Yahoo Finance Premium please visit: https://yhoo.it/33jXYBp