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    Microsoft completes ZeniMax Media acquisition

    Adding 8 development studios including; Bethesda, Arkane, and id Software to its roster.
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    Re: Microsoft completes ZeniMax Media acquisition

    Microsoft: Please let us transfer the games we have on Bethesda Launcher to the Xbox Game App so I can get rid of a game launcher. Thanks.

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    Re: Microsoft completes ZeniMax Media acquisition

    Quote Originally Posted by article
    Going forward the best place to experience new Bethesda games will be on Xbox consoles, PC, and Game Pass, says Microsoft.
    Ermmm.... hate to remind you, but THIS has always been the case. If anyone remember the release of Skyrim on PS3... this will bring back memories. It was atrocious, I had Skyrim on 360 and PS3 later on, and the PS3 version was not fun to play! Here's a reminder: https://www.ign.com/wikis/the-elder-...ation_3_Issues
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    Re: Microsoft completes ZeniMax Media acquisition

    And Sony will acquire EA studios? capitalism version 2.0

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    Re: Microsoft completes ZeniMax Media acquisition

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Microsoft: Please let us transfer the games we have on Bethesda Launcher to the Xbox Game App so I can get rid of a game launcher. Thanks.
    If FO76 is one of those games, you can link your bethesda account to steam and it'll be added to your library after a little while.

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    Re: Microsoft completes ZeniMax Media acquisition

    I've never liked it when big companies do this. They'll drain it of any creative talent so it'll be Todd and a few dozen mindless drones churning out mediocre garbage every few years.

    I was hoping a new Elder Scrolls game would be due soon but now that MS is in charge they'll probably turn it into a battle royale game.. its been about 5 years since everyone else did them.

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    Re: Microsoft completes ZeniMax Media acquisition

    Quote Originally Posted by maxopus View Post
    I've never liked it when big companies do this. They'll drain it of any creative talent so it'll be Todd and a few dozen mindless drones churning out mediocre garbage every few years.
    I don't know, some of the studios they've acquired have continued to produce great games since - Playground Games and Obsidian for example.

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    Re: Microsoft completes ZeniMax Media acquisition

    Most things turn to garbage under Microsoft but the important thing is not everything which is more than can be said for EA and Activision for example. So yeah I probably trust them a tiny bit more when it comes to acquiring studios than the other juggernauts.

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    Re: Microsoft completes ZeniMax Media acquisition

    Microsoft have been doing a good job with recent gaming acquisitions. They tend to be fairly hands off. Its google who have really screwed it up (Just look at the studios they shutdown because of recent stadia changes).

    Personally looking forward to more good games coming to game pass (and many more years of buying it cheap via gold + vpn ).
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    Re: Microsoft completes ZeniMax Media acquisition

    Mostly these days I'm meh about news like this. A lot of smaller companies are getting gobbled up by larger ones, especially recently. As long as they make games I'll play, guess it's better than the smaller company going completely out of business.

    I'm currently enjoying a Blue Byte game... a company bought by Ubisoft many a moons ago, and a name phased out completely by 2020.
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    Re: Microsoft completes ZeniMax Media acquisition

    I might get the titles I want off gog.com, just in case Microsoft withdraw the Bethesda titles to flesh out their games inventory on Xbox Game Pass/XCloud.

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    Re: Microsoft completes ZeniMax Media acquisition

    This is excellent news. Saying MS will "drain creative talent" or "turn the games to garbage" is utter nonsense. Bethesda and Xbox have had a close relationship for 20 years, and this will only fuel a better creative environment and ultimately be better for gamers. Bring it on.
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