Microsoft has signed a new acquisition in the game industry and announced that it has acquired Zenimax Media, which includes companies such as id Software and Bethesda.
Known mainly for its console-side activities in the game world, Microsoft seems to have decided to strengthen its position in this area with a new purchase. Microsoft announced that it has acquired ZeniMax Media, which develops important games of the game industry. ZeniMax Media, which includes companies such as id Software (Doom, Quake), Arkane Studios (Dishonored, Prey), Tango Gameworks (The Evil Within) and Bethesda Game Studios (The Elder Scrolls, Fallout), was sold to Microsoft for $ 7.5 billion.
The Elder Scrolls may be exclusive content for Microsoft.
With this purchase, games such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Doom are transferred to Microsoft. Although some of these games can be played on Xbox and PC, some of them were exclusively for PlayStation console. Although not in the short term, we would not be wrong to say that these special games will also come to the Xbox and PC side.
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The agreement is expected to be accepted in the second quarter of 2021 after the approval of the regulatory bodies. With the agreement, they seems to strengthen its hand on both the Xbox and PC side. The purchased ZeniMax includes companies that develop many of the famous and popular games of the gaming industry.
This step, which was taken before the launch of Microsoft’s new console Xbox Series X and Series S models, is thought to have been taken to consolidate the company’s position in the gaming industry.