Microsoft has completed the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. In a blog post, Phil Spencer shared the exciting news saying that the company will share more information to share soon in regards to the Xbox ecosystem and Bethesda’s role in it.
The acquisition includes eight development studios including Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios.
Phil Spencer says now that everything is official, Microsoft can begin working together to deliver more great games to everyone.
Now that everything is official, we can begin working together to deliver more great games to everyone. At every step building toward this moment, I’ve been inspired and motivated by the creativity, insight, and community-first approach of the talented people at Bethesda. Our goal is to give these teams the best foundation for doing their greatest work and to learn from them as we continue to build Xbox into an inclusive platform for all players.
This is the next step in building an industry-leading first party studios team, a commitment we have to our Xbox community. With the addition of the Bethesda creative teams, gamers should know that Xbox consoles, PC, and Game Pass will be the best place to experience new Bethesda games, including some new titles in the future that will be exclusive to Xbox and PC players.
Microsoft has yet to share any specific news on games coming to Xbox Game Pass and any future announcements including exclusivity across the platform.
As we shared previously, it’s vitally important that Bethesda continues making games the way it always has. We look forward to empowering Bethesda’s creative teams to reach even more players around the world, helping make future Bethesda titles the biggest and most popular games in their history. Xbox and Bethesda have long shared a common vision for the future of gaming. Both as fans and as creators, Bethesda understands the potential of Xbox Game Pass.
Source: Xbox Wire