Microsoft confirms that, following the approval of the competent authorities, the acquisition of ZeniMax MediaOwning, among other valuable assets, developers of the caliber of Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog and Roundhouse Studios – as well as their gamer communities. In a note posted on Xbox Wire, Microsoft’s games division chief Phil Spencer confirms that some of Bethesda’s upcoming games will be released exclusively for PC and Xbox consoles.

“With the addition of Bethesda’s creative teams, gamers should know that Xbox, PC and Game Pass consoles will be the best place to experience new Bethesda games, including some new titles in the future, which will be exclusive to gamers. Xbox and PC. “

While Bethesda’s current publishing agreements will continue, such as the exclusive ‘Deathloop’ and ‘GhostWire: Tokyo’ releases for PlayStation 5, Microsoft will decide which releases will be published cross-platform in each case. Currently the main teams in the developer’s environment are working on ‘The Elder Scrolls VI’ and ‘Starfield’, a new science fiction role-playing game.

With the addition of Bethesda, Microsoft will grow from 15 to 23 creative studio teams and add Bethesda franchises to Xbox Game Pass. Regarding the structure of the company, it will remain with Robert A. Altman, founder and CEO of ZeniMax Media “This is an exciting day for the company, employees and supporters. We have enjoyed a close association with Microsoft for decades, and this agreement is a natural progression from these years of working together, ”says Altman.

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