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Microsoft is now assuring other gaming systems, particularly Nintendo, PlayStation, and PC platforms, that no Bethesda games would be pulled-out from the consoles after its recent acquisition of the publishing company. The popular gaming company released several of the world's top-grossing franchises including "The Elder Scrolls," "Doom," and "Fallout."

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The multinational technology conglomerate, Microsoft recently acquired Bethesda Softworks several months ago in September, after purchasing its mother company, ZeniMax. This venture gives Microsoft massive stakes in the video game industry including the famous publisher, Bethesda.

Bethesda gave the world several hit titles and franchises including "Wolfenstein," "The Elder Scrolls," "The Evil Within," "Fallout," etc. Soon, the company would release new titles that would continue several of the franchises mentioned, giving Microsoft control over its release.

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Microsoft: Other Consoles Can Still Play Bethesda Games

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According to Nintendo Life, this acquisition made other platforms and game providers anxious not to receive the same game franchise's new releases shortly. A Microsoft executive, Chief Financial Officer Tim Stuart, clears the air and assures gamers that there would not be overpowering each other.

The Nintendo Switch, and Sony's PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 would still receive its version of Bethesda's massive titles that proved itself to have huge followings and fanbase. Microsoft would not entirely pull-out and take away the gaming experience from competitor company's consoles.

Microsoft: Xbox is 'First or Best' with Bethesda Releases


However, the acquisition will ensure Microsoft's platforms, Xbox and Windows PC, to receive the "first or better or best" releases from Bethesda Softworks. This statement means that while Bethesda games would not entirely be Xbox exclusives, they will be released later compared to other platforms.

The September acquisition of ZeniMax puts Microsoft in a seriously advantageous position where it can control and develop its games through its subsidiary company. The Microsoft and ZeniMax Media deal amounted to a massive $7.5 billion buyout.

Microsoft's Xbox gaming leg acquires Alpha Dog, Arkane, Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda Softworks, id Software, MachineGames, Roundhouse Studios, Tango Gameworks, and ZeniMax Online Studios. All of these subsidiaries are part of the ZeniMax deal, primarily serving the development of Microsoft's Xbox venture.

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  • "Dishonored"
  • "Doom"
  • "Fallout"
  • "Starfield"
  • "Prey"
  • "The Elder Scrolls"
  • "The Evil Within"
  • "Wolfenstein"

Bethesda Game Studio's massive video game titles will all help and complement the Xbox Game Pass to gather more users and subscribers to avail of the service. The acquisition will help Microsoft's Xbox get the "best" and most out of its platform through ZeniMax and Bethesda.

Microsoft's Bethesda acquisition does not aim for exclusivity or closing of the titles from the publisher's releases out to the world. According to the Seeking Alpha's Jeffries Interactive Entertainment Virtual Conference transcription, Tim Stuart clarifies that Xbox Game Pass needs more subscribers and recognition, with Bethesda serving as the "pipeline" and stepping stone to make that possible.

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