Bethesda: founder comments on Microsoft's deal

Bethesda: founder comments on Microsoft's deal
Microsoft has recently bought for $ 7.5 billion ZeniMax Media, a company that develops and publishes video games, best known for being the owner of Bethesda Softworks - which under its umbrella brings together video games esteemed by the public, such as the "Elder Scrolls" series. , "Fallout", "Doom", "Quake" and "Wolfenstein". Consequently, this purchase raised a whole series of questions, including enormous curiosity as to whether the aforementioned franchises will become exclusive to the Xbox ecosystem. At the same time, if Microsoft takes a huge advantage, what does Zenimax actually gain from being under the roof of the Redmond home now? Bethesda founder Christopher Weaver considers the transaction "gratifying news", adding that "Sony cannot get what Microsoft owns". Still inherent in the Microsoft deal, Weaver states in an interview for Inverse: “I think this is an extremely interesting acquisition by both groups. Microsoft has acquired one of the most experienced companies in entertainment software (at a time when video game sales are at an all-time high) and Bethesda gains the advantage of focusing its creative firepower on the software that powers Microsoft's pipelines. It is a good future marriage of interests with a great partner ”.

Was the purchase for 7.5 billion dollars really a bargain? Microsoft is a very sophisticated buyer, and their due diligence will certainly have supported that negotiation deal as well. It is certainly no coincidence that we are talking about it just when the next Xbox Series X | S and PS5 will debut on the market and collaborating with the right partners opens up endless doors. Over time we will confirm the quality of the products made as a result of this collaboration.

Weaver was also asked what he thinks about disc deletion on upcoming next-gen consoles and the founder replied: "I don't think disc deletion will prove to be a problem. Both new consoles will have greater processing capabilities thanks to the SSD. Once people get used to this, they will realize a significant increase in reliability and responsiveness. High-speed Internet will finally close the circle ”. Weaver also recalls that in 2002 Morrowind was a Microsoft exclusive and Bethesda had excellent relationships with the Redmond house in the late 90s and early 2000s. According to him, in hindsight that team did many leaps and bounds. Bethesda knows how to make quality titles, and surely Microsoft's advanced step makes the next-gen challenge even more thrilling. But that Sony has a valid contender before it was certainly no mystery.

Next-gen consoles are about to arrive. You can pre-order games like Spider-Man Miles Morales, Demon's Souls, Assassins' Creed Valhalla, or a second wireless controller for PS5 on Amazon Xbox Series S.

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