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Microsoft To Buy Bethesda Studios For $7.5 Billion

Good riddance, get rid of their awful launcher

 

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1 hour ago, HowardYing said:

As of this morning, Microsoft announced its plans to aquire ZeniMax for $7.5 billion. It's said it's to help boost Xbox sales as a push to get Bethesda games onto game pass.

Zenimax Bethesda

 

 

I don't know about y'all, It doesn't seem great for future Bethesda titles. But who am I to say?

 

https://www.vg247.com/2020/09/21/microsoft-bethesda-acquisition/?fbclid=IwAR39jdPgWoaF4GPMXTOzMqSGQMU1ztSqHM-HfrL1lD1xEdA2gpFAjOfb_6Y
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-21/microsoft-to-buy-bethesda-studios-for-7-5-billion-to-boost-xbox

I don't know that it's bad for Bethesda titles.  After Fallout 76 I have so little faith in Bethesda leadership that maybe Microsoft's pressure with force them to reconsider their approach for Starfield and TES:6.  If Bethesda makes another terrible experience for its customers, it will look bad on Microsoft and XBOX simultaneously which would be a PR nightmare

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Just now, Zenith_X1 said:

I don't know that it's bad for Bethesda titles.  After Fallout 76 I have so little faith in Bethesda leadership that maybe Microsoft's pressure with force them to reconsider their approach for Starfield and TES:6.  If Bethesda makes another terrible experience for its customers, it will look bad on Microsoft and XBOX simultaneously which would be a PR nightmare

This probably had more to do with id which Zenimax owns.  MS has had a long history with them dating back to the 90s.

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I have a feeling Xbox might take this gen halfway through, PS5 will win in the short term because of their brand recognition, but xbox will take back the lead with their better performance and the SES, also this bethesda purchase will draw in a good amount of people.

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1 minute ago, MoozOfDoomz said:

I have a feeling Xbox might take this gen halfway through, PS5 will win in the short term because of their brand recognition, but xbox will take back the lead with their better performance and the SES, also this bethesda purchase will draw in a good amount of people.

Well, the only drawback is Phil Spencer's decision to make every title available on PC.  Then again, Sony is doing the same in someway.  There's only 2 or 3 true exclusives to the PS5.  Stray and Demons Souls Remastered are the only 2 that won't be multiplat in some way.  Like God of War games go on PS Now and can be played on PC.

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maybe the next fallout won't warrant an internet historian video then

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Just to put it in context.

Edit: FALLOUT NEW VEGAS 2 NOW THAT OBSIDIAN AND BETHESDA ARE SISTER STUDIOS???

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5 minutes ago, valdyrgramr said:

This probably had more to do with id which Zenimax owns.  MS has had a long history with them dating back to the 90s.

So Starfield and TES:6 could be just as crap as FO:76 launch?

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Is it a problem that I actually see this as a good thing?  Y'know, since Bethesda's been so garbage lately.

 

Microsoft is legitimately not the worst tech company out there.  That's more of a sad reality than a compliment to Microsoft.

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My prediction: In the fallout of the purchase (Pun) Nintendo or Sony buys Sega.

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3 minutes ago, Zenith_X1 said:

So Starfield and TES:6 could be just as crap as FO:76 launch?

That's possible given that MS mostly just gives the studios funding.  Given that Bill Gates even was in a tech demo thing for Doom back in the early to mid 90s I think that's why'd they care more about id succeeding.  But, with Tiago's leadership they just need funding as the man is a legend in the field and replaced John Carmack.  He created the engines for Crysis and Far Cry, and brought us the wonderful meme about Crysis.  He gave us Doom 2016 and Doom Eternal plus created the id tech 7 as the id tech 6 was the final engine by John.

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9 minutes ago, MoozOfDoomz said:

Just to put it in context.

Edit: FALLOUT NEW VEGAS 2 NOW THAT OBSIDIAN AND BETHESDA ARE SISTER STUDIOS???

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22 minutes ago, MoozOfDoomz said:

I wonder what will happen with that time travel game that they showed off during the ps5 event. It seems the way to go now is switch/PC or Xbox.

Ahh its called death loop. Not a ps5 exclusive anymore. I wonder how that will work.

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I don't see the problem with this. Sony's been dominating the console market last generation, aren't we supposed to be happy when their competitor strikes back because it prevents them from being complacent?

 

Also, maybe now Bethesda will be pressured from Microsoft to make better games and decommission their ancient game engine.

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1 hour ago, Dedayog said:

Yeah, but with this they get more than 1 SINGLE SOLITARY game :)

 

 

Well, to be fair, there are multiple versions of Minecraft (bedrock, Java, and all the now dead versions) each of which were all pretty big bestsellers. Also merch, and other rights from Minecraft that are probably HUGE compared to Bethesda 
 

And they have been expanding the brand too, look at Minecraft earth or Minecraft dungeons for example

 

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2 minutes ago, Shreyas1 said:

Also merch, and other rights from Minecraft that are probably HUGE compared to Bethesda

Because ZeniMax screwed things every single time: plastic bottle with generic glass bottle with bad booze, nylon bag, musty helmets, weirdly colored jacket that looked like a trash bag, Pipboy phone enclosure, etc.

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Make Quake great again!

 

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1 hour ago, Stahlmann said:

Will mircosoft lift them up or will bethesda drag microsoft down? That's the real question. Bethesda worked hard to get to the bad reputation they have now. They'll have to work even harder to get back to where they were at the release of TESV.

I have a feeling that present-day Microsoft would be an okay influence, but I sincerely haven’t much good to say about Microsoft’s existing game studios other than “at least they were not bought by EA”

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4 minutes ago, Valentyn said:

 

Quake 4, and Quake Wars remasters!

 

What about a Quake Qlassic remaster?  1, 2, 3 Arena, and 4?  3 would get online servers, but to be honest I doubt they'd do that given that QC is a thing.

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Gonna be awkward considering that whole no bonus thing for Fallout NV development.

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What about a Quake Qlassic remaster?  1, 2, 3 Arena, and 4?  3 would get online servers, but to be honest I doubt they'd do that given that QC is a thing.

 

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Microsoft haven't just said they want to buy Zenimax, from what I'm reading the deal is pretty much done and MS are saying they ARE buying Zenimax.

 

Talk about unexpected. Do you think they'll prevent new Bethesda titles from releasing on Playstation?

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32 minutes ago, MoozOfDoomz said:

Sony buys Sega.

Wasn’t that in the rumor mill like a year ago?

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1 hour ago, Stahlmann said:

Will mircosoft lift them up or will bethesda drag microsoft down? That's the real question. Bethesda worked hard to get to the bad reputation they have now. They'll have to work even harder to get back to where they were at the release of TESV.

Microsoft spent 7.5 billions buying Bethesda. If Bethesda makes bad games, it won't net microsoft more profit nor marketshare, which makes it a bad investment.

 

So of course it's in Microsoft's best interest to turn Bethesda around.

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