Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired game publisher Bethesda for $ 7.5 billion, which has been the subject of international scrutiny. The process was approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as recently as March 4 Now it follows the European Commission Ready reference.
The European Union was approved without reservation and both bodies stated that they found no serious threats to competition. This means that game publisher Bethesda with its game studios is joining the previously acquired parent company Zenimax in the Microsoft Xbox Game Studios division. By all accounts, Bethesda maintains its current leadership and will continue to operate independently.
Microsoft previously promised to maintain a PS5 exclusivity for already confirmed titles like Deathloop, as well as continue to support The Elder Scrolls: Online. How to deal with future titles is still not entirely clear. The comments provided indicate that availability is determined on a case-by-case basis. There is no data regarding the upcoming space adventure Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI, but it may now be made clear that the acquisition has been subject to review by the authorities.
Microsoft Xbox CEO Phil Spencer previously worked on one Interview with Gamereactor Question the long-term value of the platform-exclusive platform. In recent years, Microsoft has acquired a number of gaming studios and there is little evidence that it is not necessarily complete.