Microsoft owns Bethesda after $7.5B ZeniMax acquisition deal closesMarch 9, 2021
Microsoft’s $7.5 billion purchase of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of game developer Bethesda, is now complete, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in a blog post Tuesday. The milestone comes after the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the each approved the deal, which last September — weeks before the next-gen launched.
Spencer also confirmed that some upcoming games from Bethesda (which develops the Elder Scrolls series) “will be exclusive to Xbox and PC.” Elder Scrolls 6 was , but it’s been a while since we’ve about it. However, Bethesda’s Pete Hines said in a separate statement that you shouldn’t expect any “landmark announcement or changes right now.”and
To mark the occasion, Microsoft will also add “additional Bethesda games” to, its $10-a-month subscription service, later this week.
In addition to Bethesda, the acquisition includes Id Software (Elder Scrolls Online), Arkane (Dishonored), MachineGames (the ), Tango Gameworks (Ghostwire: Tokyo), Alpha Dog (Wraithborne) and Roundhouse Studios (a studio formed by the team behind the 2006 Prey).), ZeniMax Online Studios (