Microsoft buys Bethesda (Gaming)

by MacAddictXIV @, Seattle WA, Monday, September 21, 2020, 08:42 (36 days ago) @ Cody Miller

All though rumors about MS buying Bungie were close, just got the wrong last part of the name! lol. Seriously huge news though.

There are two possibilities here:

1. The console wars are back on
2. It will be a Rare situation in which their new games are bad.

Given what happened to FASA, Digital Anvil, Ensemble, Rare, and Lionhead, I'm going to guess number 2. Expect their output to decline, and all the creative people to leave and start a new studio.

The console wars are no longer fought based on the consoles. At least this generation has set that. It's going to be based on more than that and I think Microsoft figured that out before Sony.

We will find out in the next 12-18 months. But honestly, for as big a company as Bethesda, I doubt this will happen to the extent that you are mentioning. I feel like bigger companies aren't affected by this near as much as smaller companies. Also, all these companies are already producing games in a decline due to covid. But again, we will find out in the future.

By the way 7.5 BILLION?! WTF?! Fun fact, MS only paid about 30 Million for Bungie!

This isn't at all surprising to me. No one really knew about Bungie before Halo, and Microsoft bought them for Halo. Bethesda has a huge amount of very well known IPs under their belt.

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