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Zenimax (Bethesda's parents) looking to buy Valve?

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Zenimax (Bethesda's parents) looking to buy Valve?

Company News - posted by DarkUnderlord on Tue 27 October 2009, 10:06:28

Tags: Bethesda Softworks

According to EuroGame, Zenimax (owners of Bethesda) are on the acquisiton path:

However, it's also worth watching closely what happens to Steam in the coming months. Unconfirmed industry scuttlebutt suggests that Zenimax - the parent company of Bethesda, which made headlines back in June when it acquired legendary PC studio id Software - is still on the acquisition trail, and has been making eyes at Half-Life creators Valve across the bar.

Whether Bethesda, a hybrid developer/publisher itself, would want to keep Steam on board, or spin it out to a third party, is unclear - as are many other aspects of a potential deal which would once again raise the awkward question of who, exactly, owns which parts of the Half-Life and Counter-Strike IPs.

Either way, however, it suggests that both Metaboli and Steam - two of the three biggest names in digital distribution - are potentially going to change hands in the coming months. How the landscape looks after those changes could have a powerful impact on which games retail brands survive the coming changes in the industry.​
At least it'd fit in with the FPS companies they already have.

Thanks Dandelion!

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