Microsoft Buys Zenimax Media and Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

By: Frank Hyden

Microsoft is going to buy Zenimax Media and Bethesda for $7.5 Billion. This means that Microsoft Game Studios will grow from 15 studios to 23 studios. Bethesda publishes such games as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom, Wolfenstein, Dishonored, Prey, The Evil Within, and more. This is huge news and a massive win for Xbox as they prepare to do battle with Sony and the PlayStation again, as we’re less than 2 months away from the release of the Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5. This deal won’t close until the second half of fiscal year 2021 but moving forward, either all Bethesda games will be exclusive to Xbox or come out at the same time. I imagine all future games that haven’t been announced yet or are still years away will be exclusive while announced games will come to PlayStation or Switch.

Comments and suggestions can be emailed to me at and you can follow me on Twitter at @hydenfrank

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create your website with
Get started
%d bloggers like this: