Today evening, Microsoft announced that it will acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of game developer Bethesda Softworks, for US$7.5 billion in cash. Subsequently, the executives of B company issued an announcement, talking about the acquisition and the company’s future plans.
Pete Hines, senior vice president of global marketing and communications of B agency, said in the announcement that from a small studio with only a few people to a large developer with thousands of employees, B agency has gone through 34 years, and now the company Will face new changes.
When talking about the changes that Microsoft will usher in after the acquisition, Hines said: “We are still Bethesda. We are still developing the games that we were developing yesterday, or those studios that have worked together for many years, and these games are still published by us. “
However, Hines also pointed out that Microsoft is an excellent partner because he will provide resources for B company so that the company will become a better game publisher and developer, which will bring players better games. Agency B will also pour enthusiasm into the works as before, and strive to do better than before.
Naijatechnews is informed that after the completion of the acquisition, the number of Microsoft Creative Studio teams will increase from 15 to 23. Microsoft said that it will add the Bethesda Softworks franchise to the Xbox Game Pass game subscription service, including Bethesda Softworks in the future Game developed. The transaction is currently subject to regulatory approval and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2021.
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