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Id Software Co-Founder John Carmack Interested in Returning to Old Titles

1 month ago   |   By VG Chartz

Microsoft today announced they have acquired Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion. The list of studios includes Doom developer id Software.
id Software co-founder and programmer John Carmack via his Twitter account has shown interest in returning to some of his older titles now that his former company is owned by Microsoft.
"Great! I think Microsoft has been a good parent company for gaming IPs, and they don't have a grudge against me, so maybe I will be able to re-engage with some of my old titles," said Carmack.
Great! I think Microsoft has been a good parent...
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Bethesda to Continue to Publish Its Own Games, According to Pete Hines

Bethesda to Continue to Publish Its Own Games, According to Pete Hines

1 month ago   |   By VG Chartz

Microsoft today announced they have acquired Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion. Microsoft plans to honor the Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo PlayStation exclusivity deals. However, Future Bethesda games will be on Xbox, PC, and "other consoles on a case by case basis."
Vice president of global marketing at Bethesda Pete Hines has stated the company will continue to publish its own games.
"Bethesda Softworks, our parent company ZeniMax Media, and our many internal studios, now employ thousands of talented people working in publishing offices and development...
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Microsoft Buys Zenimax/Bethesda

1 month ago   |   By Gaming Reinvented

Here's a tweet confirming it by Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft's Xbox division: Xbox and Bethesda have worked together for years. We share similar passions and beliefs. Proud to welcome them to Team Xbox. Excited how we'll advance gaming together for players everywhere pic.twitter.com/2aectsejsk - Phil Spencer September 21, 2020 As you can...
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Bethesda Acquired By Microsoft In US$7.5b Deal

Bethesda Acquired By Microsoft In US$7.5b Deal

1 month ago   |   By Nintendo World Report

For those keeping score at home, that's 1.875 Lucasfilms. Gaming's largest privately held publisher is off the market.
ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, has entered into an agreement to be bought by Microsoft for US$7.5bn. This would give Microsoft ownership of properties such as Doom, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Wolfenstein.
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Bethesda Softworks Will Continue to Self-Publish Despite Microsoft Acquisition

1 month ago   |   By PlayStation LifeStyle

Microsoft is in the process of closing a $7.5 billion deal to acquire Bethesda Softworks' parent company , ZeniMax Media. As such, the house of Xbox now owns all of the publisher's studios and properties, DOOM , Wolfenstein , Dishonored , and The Elder Scrolls included. What might this mean for future releases on PlayStation? That much remains unclear. However, Bethesda has at least noted it will continue to self-publish its own projects.
This development comes courtesy of a blog post from Bethesda's SVP of PR and Marketing, Pete Hines. In it, Hines states in part, “but the key point is...
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Microsoft To Acquire Bethesda As Part Of Multi-Billion Dollar Deal

Microsoft To Acquire Bethesda As Part Of Multi-Billion Dollar Deal

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

This morning Microsoft announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Zenimax Media, which is the parent company for major AAA game studios like Bethesda, id Software, Arkane and more.
Zenimax may not be a recognizable name to some. But those that don't recognize it will likely immediately recognize the most popular game franchises under its umbrella.
Game series like Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, DOOM, and Wolfenstein all come from Bethesda, and are some of the biggest game franchises on the planet. With Microsoft to acquire Zenimax, it acquires Bethesda and all of its large game...
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Xbox and Bethesda Partnership is About “More Than One System or Screen” - Todd Howard

Xbox and Bethesda Partnership is About “More Than One System or Screen” - Todd Howard

1 month ago   |   By Gaming Bolt

In an announcement no one really expected , Microsoft has acquired ZeniMax Media which includes Bethesda Softworks and all of its companies. This throws a huge wrench into the upcoming next-gen console war especially with Bethesda-published titles like Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo being timed exclusive to PS5. But according to Todd Howard , known for series like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, the trajectory of both companies has gone “hand in hand” in many ways throughout the years.
“From our beginning, we had primarily been a PC developer. In 1999, two things happened. One, Bethesda...
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Microsoft Acquires Bethesda, The Studio Behind Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Doom, And More

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda, The Studio Behind Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Doom, And More

1 month ago   |   By Game Informer

In a shocking announcement, Microsoft has revealed that they have officially acquired Bethesda and its parent company ZeniMax Media. Bethesda is behind numerous popular franchises including The Elder Scrolls, Doom , Fallout, Wolfenstein, and more.
In a press statement to Game Informer, Microsoft purchased ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion, giving them ownership of some of the biggest series in gaming to-date.
Microsoft also tells us that this move was made with the primary goal in mind for cloud-based services like Xbox Game Pass, which just celebrated another major milestone with over 15...
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Bethesda joins Xbox family as Microsoft acquires ZeniMax Media

1 month ago   |   By Nintendo Enthusiast

In a move that's sure to shake the industry, Bethesda joins Xbox. Microsoft has announced that it is acquiring Bethesda parent company ZeniMax Media. This includes Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios, and it means Microsoft will own franchises like Doom, Wolfenstein, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and the upcoming Starfield. Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier reports the acquisition cost $7.5 billion, three times what Microsoft paid for Mojang, the creators of Minecraft...
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Microsoft Acquires Fallout, Elder Scrolls Publisher Zenimax for 7.5 Billion

1 month ago   |   By Attack of the Fanboy

Microsoft has been on an acquisition tear as it tries to build its stable of developers and studios to make...
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Bethesda's Starfield Will Launch on Xbox Game Pass

1 month ago   |   By Attack of the Fanboy

Microsoft revealed earlier that they've acquired Bethesda for $7.5 Billion.
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Microsoft Buys Bethesda, Maker Of Elder Scrolls And Fallout

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

Microsoft is buying ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda and owner of franchises like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. Skyrim is coming to Redmond.
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Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Softworks Parent Company ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Softworks Parent Company ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

1 month ago   |   By VG Chartz

Microsoft has announced they have acquired Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion. Xbox Game Studios will grow from 15 to 23 studios. Also revealed is Game Pass has reached 15 million subscribers.
The list of acquired studios includes Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios. The teams are known for franchises like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, DOOM, Dishonored, Prey, Quake, Starfield, and many more.
"Bethesda's games have always had a special...
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Microsoft Is Buying Bethesda's Parent Company ZeniMax

1 month ago   |   By US Gamer

The studios behind Doom, Quake, Dishonored, The Elder Scrolls, and more are joining the Xbox lineup.
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Microsoft Has Purchased Bethesda's Parent Company ZeniMax

Microsoft Has Purchased Bethesda's Parent Company ZeniMax

1 month ago   |   By Gaming Bolt

Microsoft have announced the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, and has thus expanded its first party portfolio - which had already grown exponentially in recent years - by several major AAA studios in one single move. According to Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier on Twitter , the deal is worth $7.5 billion.
In the announcement Phil Spencer expresses his excitement at getting to work with Bethesda as part of the Xbox Game Studios lineup. “Over the years I've had many deep conversations with the creative leaders at Bethesda on the future of gaming and...
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Microsoft acquires Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media

1 month ago   |   By Gematsu

Microsoft has acquired ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion, the company announced. Bethesda Softworks is the parent company of Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane Studios, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog Games, and Roundhouse Studios, and owns major franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, DOOM,...
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Microsoft is acquiring ZeniMax Media, and in turn Bethesda Softworks

1 month ago   |   By Gaming Nexus

Well, talk about surprises. I don't think anyone saw this one coming, but this is a big get for Microsoft.
Today, Microsoft announced they are acquiring ZeniMax Media. ZeniMax owns Bethesda Softworks and soon, Microsoft will be overseeing the company that has built its reputation on open world RPGs.
To say this announcement came out of the blue is an understatement. I think there have been rumors over the years that someone would pick up ZeniMax. And now, Microsoft is that company.
We have a few fans of Bethesda on our site. Skyrim's still played by a lot of us and I'm a huge Fallout not...
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Microsoft buying Skyrim, Fallout and Doom publisher Bethesda

1 month ago   |   By VG 247

In a move that's shaken the games industry, Microsoft has announced that it's acquiring ZeniMax Media - the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. The move means that Microsoft will have ownership of massive franchises like Fallout, Doom, Dishonored, Wolfenstein, The Elder Scrolls, Prey, Quake, and more besides. Some of the development studios that will now be owned by Microsoft include: Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios. “Bethesda's games have always had a special place on...
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