Microsoft is buying Zenimax/Bethesda

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#1  Edited By regnaston
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well this is a big acquisition for MS.

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#2 sts106mat
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holy shit that would be huge news

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#3  Edited By SolidGame_basic
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Wow... I can imagine this getting polarizing reactions from gamers.

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#4  Edited By regnaston
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@sts106mat said:

holy shit that would be huge news

I edited my OP to link an official tweet from XBOX wire (official XBOX News)

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#5 R4gn4r0k
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What the shit?

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#6  Edited By Fedor
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No way.

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#7  Edited By xantufrog  Moderator
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Ok, that's big news.

Trying to figure out if this will make the next TES better, or just... a change of hands at the top

*edit* but lol, they are just pulling Dishonored 2 from GamePass. Probably unrelated, but weird timing to be weakening your library like that by removing what turns out will be one of your own properties in the future. Join FH3 I guess...

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They should just buy Sony and have done with it :)

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#9 regnaston
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@tdkmillsy said:

They should just buy Sony and have done with it :)

lol the XBOX Playbox Series 5

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HOLISHIT. Obsidian's Fallout can happen!

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But how does this affect Arkane's deathloop though. Its timed exclusive for PS5.

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#12 ProtossRushX
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WTF I bought fallout 4 on PS4 and Skyrim remastered. Sony and the U.S. Government will not let this kind of monopoly happen.

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Cows, a break they can not get these dayzzz. lolol; :P

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#14 regnaston
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@sakaixx said:

But how does this affect Arkane's deathloop though. Its timed exclusive for PS5.

They would have to honor any previously signed deals. The same way Insomniac has to honor the publishing rights that MS holds over Sunset Overdrive (i.e. no SO on any other platform until the publishing rights expire whenever that is)

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Pretty crazy. It's like those leaks/rumors you keep reading about, and it happened.

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#16  Edited By R4gn4r0k
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So Zenimax, which is now owned by MS, is making a Sony exclusive called Deathloop?

What's happening with the next DOOM or Dishonored?

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#17 regnaston
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@R4gn4r0k said:

So Zenimax, that is now owned by MS, is making a Sony exclusive called Deathloop?

What's happening with the next DOOM or Dishonored?

any previously signed agreements would have to be honored (regarding deathloop). If development of Doom or Dishonored is already underway I doubt they change plans on where it is going if it is far into the development of it.

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Big move from Microsoft. If this goes through, congrats to them. They needed something big for their next gen.

Luckily for me, I never cared much about Bethesda's games. Generally not my thing and as of late, they've not been known for quality.

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Maybe Microsoft will force them to make games work?

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@Telekill said:

Big move from Microsoft. If this goes through, congrats to them. They needed something big for their next gen.

Luckily for me, I never cared much about Bethesda's games. Generally not my thing and as of late, they've not been known for quality.

Yea, I'm not even excited for the next Elder Scrolls considering how they've handled Fallout. Maybe MS will help change all of that.

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#21 hardwenzen
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If they do this, and MS goes back at making console exclusives (at least being exclusive for the first year before releasing the game on pc), then it would be worth buying their system even if you own a pc and even over the ps5.

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#22  Edited By ellos
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Wow this is huge. Honestly if MS can sort out games ouf sony in trouble.

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@Telekill said:

Big move from Microsoft. If this goes through, congrats to them. They needed something big for their next gen.

Luckily for me, I never cared much about Bethesda's games. Generally not my thing and as of late, they've not been known for quality.

Yea, I'm not even excited for the next Elder Scrolls considering how they've handled Fallout. Maybe MS will help change all of that.

Will all the games still come to playstation like star field and elder scrolls since Bethesda already promised us those?

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#24 JasonOfA36
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Holy shit, this is big. Starfield MS exclusive confirmed?

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#25 sts106mat
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massive news.

will this mean TES-VI is xbox / PC only?

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@ProtossRushX said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@Telekill said:

Big move from Microsoft. If this goes through, congrats to them. They needed something big for their next gen.

Luckily for me, I never cared much about Bethesda's games. Generally not my thing and as of late, they've not been known for quality.

Yea, I'm not even excited for the next Elder Scrolls considering how they've handled Fallout. Maybe MS will help change all of that.

Will all the games still come to playstation like star field and elder scrolls since Bethesda already promised us those?

Not sure. They're going to be missing out on a lot of sales if that's the case.

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@ProtossRushX said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@Telekill said:

Big move from Microsoft. If this goes through, congrats to them. They needed something big for their next gen.

Luckily for me, I never cared much about Bethesda's games. Generally not my thing and as of late, they've not been known for quality.

Yea, I'm not even excited for the next Elder Scrolls considering how they've handled Fallout. Maybe MS will help change all of that.

Will all the games still come to playstation like star field and elder scrolls since Bethesda already promised us those?

Nope.

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#28 hardwenzen
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That would be nice if true. If you own a pc, you're still gonna have access to all of it for $10 and it'll give some quality competition to Sony so their games will increase in quality as well.

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Just the right time to announce. Xbox is in tough patch I dont actually think the pre orders will sold out but this news is definitely will be making lots of people turns.

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Hopefully Microsoft gets BGS to finally put some effort into releasing games more often than what they have been doing.

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#31 Basinboy
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Excellent get as far as IP is concerned. But virtually every team is up for restructuring, which may leave certain studios being shuttered and forced relocations.

LOL at Obsidian getting knifed in the back.

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#32 JasonOfA36
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Now force Bethesda to give Fallout rights to Obsidian again, MS.

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@fedor said:
@ProtossRushX said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@Telekill said:

Big move from Microsoft. If this goes through, congrats to them. They needed something big for their next gen.

Luckily for me, I never cared much about Bethesda's games. Generally not my thing and as of late, they've not been known for quality.

Yea, I'm not even excited for the next Elder Scrolls considering how they've handled Fallout. Maybe MS will help change all of that.

Will all the games still come to playstation like star field and elder scrolls since Bethesda already promised us those?

Nope.

How do you know? Minecraft is on everything, the dev doing outer worlds launched on ps4 and made an expansion for it while under microsoft for ps4, and wasteland 3?

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#34  Edited By locopatho
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Well, that's certainly the level of move they need to make against PS5.

If Elder Scrolls VI is ever a thing and comparably as good as Skyrim, that'd be amazing for them. It seems doubtful, though.

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#35 Fedor
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@ProtossRushX said:
@fedor said:
@ProtossRushX said:
@SolidGame_basic said:
@Telekill said:

Big move from Microsoft. If this goes through, congrats to them. They needed something big for their next gen.

Luckily for me, I never cared much about Bethesda's games. Generally not my thing and as of late, they've not been known for quality.

Yea, I'm not even excited for the next Elder Scrolls considering how they've handled Fallout. Maybe MS will help change all of that.

Will all the games still come to playstation like star field and elder scrolls since Bethesda already promised us those?

Nope.

How do you know? Minecraft is on everything, the dev doing outer worlds launched on ps4 and made an expansion for it while under microsoft for ps4, and wasteland 3?

Read twitter, bud. No more ES or Fallout on PS.

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make all the games exclusives MS,ps fanboys by the millions have said how important first party is....no tears if you gotta buy a SS or pretend to have a 2080ti pc

hah

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#37  Edited By Bluestars  Online
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MS will have elders scrolls 6 multiplat....because Avowed is a console exclusive imo

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#38 GoldenElementXL
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Microsoft will get a better return on investment by releasing these games on as many platforms as possible. And judging by their recent strategy, I would bet future games from this acquisition will be multi platform.

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#39 sirk1264
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Wow. Microsoft is making moves. Nice to see them finally getting serious. Competition benefits everyone. This is a blow to PlayStation fans that only play on console. Current games and any announced games for PS5 should still be honored but beyond that good luck.

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#40 SecretPolice
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See we all told you that Phil guy should be fired. lol :P

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@ProtossRushX: those games were already released on PS4. Any game not announced yet for PlayStation won’t be on PlayStation such as the next doom or wolfenstein game.

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#42 Fedor
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@SecretPolice said:

See we all told you that Phil guy should be fired. lol :P

Is he alpha enough now?

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#43  Edited By SecretPolice
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@fedor said:
@SecretPolice said:

See we all told you that Phil guy should be fired. lol :P

Is he alpha enough now?

Lol, nice. ;)

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LOL😂😂😂😂😂🤪🤪😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Alpha Male Phil Spencer's buys huge gaming studio.

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Well holy shit. Talk about a megaton. Guess who’s alpha now bitch. 🤣🤣🤣

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LOL😂😂😂😂😂🤪🤪😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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#48  Edited By madrocketeer  Online
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Hopefully this will lead to some leadership shake-up. Between Fallout 76, Wolfenstein Youngblood, The Elder Scrolls: Blades and others, their recent output have done a lot of damage to their reputation in my eyes. They used to be a quirky bunch of studios you couldn't get too mad at for their technical fumbles, because they were ambitious and made games other publishers tend to not touch, and do it with a bit of can-do heart.

These days, they've become a bunch of buggy, messy microtransactions-laden plop peddlers, and any pass I might give them before has become immediate suspicion. Doom Eternal has refilled the redemption jar a little, but even that whiffs of live service microtransaction garbage when you're not focusing your eyes on the good bits, as if they're bursting at the seams to be as shitty as we know they can be, but are gritting their teeth behind their smiles lest we flay them alive again.

Anyway, we won't see Xbox/PC exclusive Bethesda games for a couple of years; current agreements will have to be honoured. As for the future, Starfield is 50/50 to go exclusive, while TES6 will definitely go exclusive.

Microsoft tend to like specialisation; 343 does Halo, The Coalition does Gears, Turn 10 does Forza Motorsport, etc. The likelihood of cross-company collaboration is therefore low, but still possible. I could see a cautious Microsoft allowing some Obsidian folks to possibly consult and help out a little with Starfield and TES6, at most. However, if Microsoft were to be bold, I could see Obsidian cancelling Avowed altogether and doing TES6 instead, while Bethesda focus on Starfield. Again, highly unlikely, but that's what a bold Microsoft would do.

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Doesn't affect me much, but it's pretty awful news for those who like Bethesda games and are getting a PS5.

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Haha, this is massive! Massive! Xbox just went for the throat! This will be a huge change to the market. Sony should be scared, TES and Fallout are two huge IP’s that are now MS exclusives.

There are two things I am curious about for this though...

1. Can MS push for a new freaking engine??? Dear lord Bethesda, your engine is old and shitty, you need a new one.

2. Are the Xbox fanboys going to as hypocritical as cows here and say this is a good thing? So many times I’ve seen Sony trashed for exclusivity and now having Bethesda go fully MS...let’s see the outcry for this.