ESO Microsoft buys ZeniMax Media and game publisher Bethesda for $7.5bn

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The day after Zenimax Media announced the details of the upcoming DLC to the Elder Scrolls Online, there was a bombshell announcement that Bethesda / Zenimax will be joining the XBox Family. This announcement sheds some light on the increased number of Bethesda titles like Elder Scrolls Online, Dishonored, Rage, and Fallout recent appearances on XBox Game Pass.

Here’s the official answer to Why Microsoft?
https://bethesda.net/en/article/1iLtcvwY6Nb1GeKADyDUEX/why-microsoft-is-the-perfect-fit

So why the change? Because it allows us to make even better games going forward. Microsoft is an incredible partner and offers access to resources that will make us a better publisher and developer. We believe that means better games for you to play. Simply put – we believe that change is an important part of getting better. We believe in pushing ourselves to be better. To innovate. To grow.

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