Microsoft's purchase of Bethesda or Zenimax has definitely caused a tremor in the gaming landscape. This deal is not yet closed, as Microsoft's Phil Spencer explained.
Regarding a Bethesda Xbox and PC exclusivity, Spencer said, "First of all, I would like to say that we did not acquire Zenimax. We have announced our intention to purchase Zenimax. The deal is in the process of getting regulatory approval. We don't see any here Problems. We expect the deal to close in early 2021. I'm saying this because I want people to know that I'm not going to sit down with Todd Howard and Robert Altman and plan their future, and I'm not allowed to do that right now because that would be illegal. I get asked a lot right now, "Is this game exclusive? Is that game exclusive? "And right now, that's not my job with Zenimax. It's not my job to sit down, go through your portfolio and dictate what happens."
However, Microsoft already has plans to buy more developer studios. According to Phil Spencer, there is an important reason for this. He stated, "Honestly, as Game Pass continues to grow, we need to keep feeding that subscription. So I assume that as we see growth, we'll be adding more and more developers to the circle."
We can therefore assume that there will be further studio purchases by Microsoft in the future. Because the company wants to make the Xbox Game Pass really big and make it as attractive as possible for gamers. Of course, this works if the Game Pass contains as many games as possible and the subscription is worthwhile.
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