Microsoft acquires ZeniMax Media (DOOM, Elder Scrolls, Fallout) for $7.5 billion

The console war of 2020 is getting hotter by the minute. PlayStation recently held their showcase, revealing the prices of their next-gen offerings and messing up the pre-orders. Microsoft isn’t wasting any time showing their prowess. It just announced its acquiring ZeniMax Media, for $7.5 billion.

This is without a doubt the biggest gaming news of the year, if not decade. Zenimax Media is the holding company of multiple high profile studios, including Bethesda Softworks, id Software, Arkane Studios, Machine Games, Tango Gameworks. This acquisition will bring just an absolute ton of IP to Xbox Game Studios. This includes DOOM, Quake, The Evil Within, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Dishonored, Prey, and future games.

There is an interesting angle here. Technically now Xbox Game Studios will be making games for PlayStation. The most notable one is DEATHLOOP, which is a PlayStation-exclusive game from Arkane. It is very unlikely that Xbox will pull this game away from PlayStation, or even future releases. Xbox is not running in this console race anymore, its attention seems to be towards getting everybody to play.

The Xbox Series S, the Xbox Game Pass are both testament to this. We can expect all titles from these developers to land on the Game Pass soon. The deal will take a while to be approved. Meanwhile, PlayStation has some heavy lifting to do with the platform lagging behind on services by a long, long shot.

Heck, maybe some day soon we could even see Game Pass come to PlayStation. Who knows? What do you think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

Via Windows Central

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