We have great news to announce: Microsoft just acquired Bethesda! Yes, Bethesda, the legendary franchise that has released games like DOOM, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and more.
The press release mentions that Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media, Bethesda’s parent company, under the deal is $ 7.5 billion.
Microsoft takes over Bethesda, does that mean we should be scared? Will games like DOOM or Fallout stop being cross-platform? There is no need to worry! Todd Howard has already made a statement on this. Bethesda games will continue to appear on all platforms!
Bethesda employs more than 2,300 people around the world. As a result of this acquisition, the following studios are included in Microsoft’s portfolio: Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios.