Microsoft's $7.5 billion purchase of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of game developer Bethesda, is now complete, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in a blog post Tuesday. The milestone comes after the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the each approved the deal, which last September, weeks before the next-gen launched.
Spencer also confirmed that some upcoming games from Bethesda, which develops the Elder Scrolls series, "will be exclusive to Xbox and PC."and
Elder Scrolls 6 was , but it's been a while since we've about it. However, Bethesda's Pete Hines said in a separate statement that you shouldn't expect any "landmark announcement or changes right now."
To mark the occasion, Microsoft will also add "additional Bethesda games" to VentureBeat, so we might then learn which games it's adding., its $10-a-month subscription service, later this week. It'll have a video presentation about acquisition on Thursday, according to
In addition to Bethesda, the acquisition includes Id Software (Elder Scrolls Online), Arkane (Dishonored), MachineGames (the ), Tango Gameworks (Ghostwire: Tokyo), Alpha Dog (Wraithborne) and Roundhouse Studios (a studio formed by the team behind the 2006 Prey).), ZeniMax Online Studios (