We have some really big news to announce: Microsoft has 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, parent company of Bethesda, under the agreement is $ 7.5 billion.
Microsoft takes over Bethesda, does that mean we have to be afraid? Will games like DOOM or Fallout no longer be cross-platform? There is no need to worry! Todd Howard has already made a statement about this. Bethesda games will continue to appear for all platforms!
Bethesda employs over 2,300 people worldwide. 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.