So, let’s jump straight into this one: Microsoft just purchased Bethesda Studios……….WOOOOOOOWWWWW!!!
What just happened?
Microsoft just paid $7.5 Billion for Bethesda Studios
You read that correctly: $7.5 Billion dollars……..now that’s a lot of money for one game studio…..but this isn’t just any studio. This is the game studio that has brought us the following series:
- The Elder Scrolls
……and those are just the tip of the iceburg!!
What does this mean?
Just to put things in perspective: Microsoft purchased Mojang, the studio that made the super-popular Minecraft series, back in 2014. However, they allowed Minecraft to continue to be a cross-platform game. Now let’s really dive in to what that means when it comes to Bethesda games:
Going forward, many of the games that PlayStation, Switch, and PC fans love that are coming from Bethesda may not be cross-platform……that is HUGE to people who have not been onboard with Xbox consoles in the past.
What about games that are already planned out?
When it comes to Ghostwire: Tokyo and Deathloop, they will continue as planned to be a part of the PlayStation 5 group of games that are coming out in 2021. Sony featured these games in a recent run of marketing that have ended BADLY.
What does this mean in the future?
Here’s where the real, die-hard console gamers may start to sweat a bit. All future releases from Bethesda will be handled on a “case-by-case basis”. This is coming from Microsoft Head of Xbox Phil Spencer in an interview that he did with Bloomberg News. That means any new games coming out from the series mentioned earlier would potentially become XBox exclusives.
What a Monday!
The world of gaming DEFINITELY didn’t expect this bombshell today. Anyone who is a fan of Xbox is potentially throwing a parade while other gamers are worrying that they won’t continue to play their favorite series without having to purchase another console………..the console wars just had a very interesting plot-twist!