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Microsoft acquires Bethesda/Zenimax

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Decado Prestigious Gentleman Old time handsome face wrecker Patron

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    This is not unexpected. I'm saying that they'd be crazy to do this with established franchises like Elder Scrolls, Fallout, etc. These games have install bases across 2-3 consoles, and PC.

    What I would expect is Bethesda group studios to start making exclusives for the Xbox/Windows, to use my From Software analogy again. But not exclusively, and not on established properties. Or if they do, kind of like how Monster Hunter has a fucking boatload of games and some are cross platform, some are console specific, etc. So, I wouldn't be surprised to see (for example) a Fallout-themed FPS that is an Xbox exclusive, or something like that. Also, I could see them taking less popular franchises like Dishonored or The Evil Within, and doing something similar.

    If I'm wrong I'll buy the Codex a pizza party.
     
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  2. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    I think you're right about the bigger franchises, at least in the short term.

    I could see them pulling exclusivity for bigger franchises in a few years for a new console generation. Good way of forcing people to choose.
     
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  3. FUDU Arcane

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    Maybe it will be for a limited time. 1/3/6 months.
     
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  4. whydoibother Arcane

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    Microsoft just remembered that they make Windows too, and they can have Xbox+Windows as their platform. This way they can claim its totally not exclusive to us, its on multiple platforms!!!1 and avoid industry killing accusations that Sony gets for their exclusives.
    Also, just in general:
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    consoles lol
     
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  5. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  6. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  8. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    https://wccftech.com/phil-spencer-teases-idtech-engine-usage-by-xbox-game-studios/
    Inb4, Obsidian may finally get a good tech for Pillars 3, fingers crossed.
     
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  9. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    Tech was never the problem with Pillars.
     
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  10. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Another competitor to Unity and UE4 is no bad thing tbh.

    Though god knows what their licensing would be.
     
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  11. Butter Arcane

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    Unity was always a problem.
     
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  12. prengle Savant

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    golly gee i just can't wait to digitally upload and transfer an ounce of my nft-verified gay thin covid-free virgin blood to our omnipotent overlord William Gates using Windows Hello™so i can drink my Mountain Dew Verification Can™ and finally play the epic long-awaited Skyrim 2™ on the Microsoft Store™ using the latest and greatest version of the Windows 10™ operating system (this post was brought to you by Microsoft Azure™, the premier flexible, scalable cloud provider that empowers YOUR local Amazon™ warehouse)
     
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    I hated Wasteland 2 but quite liked Wasteland 3. I wouldn't mind a return to form isometric RPG Fallout from InXille. Even if it's just a spin off. I'd say bring back MCA but even though those me toos were proven bullshit he seems to have compelled himself to lay on a cross for sins against whores.
     
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  14. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    He made the double sin of apologising for something unrelated (which looked like an admission of guilt) and then going silent straight after.

    If he'd stayed silent from the start, or stood his ground, he'd have probably have come out less dinged up.
     
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  15. Jenkem お前はもう死んでいる Patron Vatnik

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    fucking snoys leave. this is a pc forum.
     
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    Why exactly do you think idtech is a good fit for that kind of game?
     
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    It's a good graphics engine. Fullstop.

    Good tech is something like Unreal Engine.
     
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  18. DeepOcean Arcane

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    This argument has a wrong assumption that Microsoft sees the gaming market the same as game publishers and Sony do. Those companies like Bethesda care about sales because they need them to survive. The only reason why Sony is releasing some of their exclusives on PC is not because they think exclusives are a thing of the past, nope, it is because they dont have infinite money like Microsoft does, so dont expect the same behavior from Microsoft. Microsoft bought those games to serve their platform, not the contrary.

    You guise dont understand, see what Phil Spencer said and pay attention, he made that clear, he is more than happy placing those games on PS 5 and switch IF they are a gamepass platform, when he mentions exclusives, he isnt talking of Xbox but gamepass, consoles on themselves arent interesting anymore for Microsoft. However, Sony and Nintendo would be extremely retarded of allowing that, that would mean giving to Microsoft ALL the streaming/game as a service market and basically pushing themselves out of that market, surely Microsoft would love that, problem is that isnt a good deal for either Sony or Nintendo. Sony is building their own game as a service platform and Nintendo as well, they wont allow GamePass on their systems, they arent retarded.

    If GamePass becomes the main way Sony or Nintendo users buy their games, they basicaly become hostages to Microsoft. Sure, maybe smaller titles, maybe new Ip like Avowed will end on the PS5 but any game that have a stabilished brand name, forget it. Any title that generates FOMO for gamepass will be exclusive.
     
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  19. prengle Savant

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    https://www.gamespot.com/articles/z...d-after-xboxs-bethesda-purchase/1100-6488918/

     
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  20. Nephilim Novice

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    As far I understood, they fucked up in many ways and deserve to be gone. Zenimax has a worse reputation than Bethesda.
     
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  21. prengle Savant

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    a lot of the company's management and higher-ups (including pete hines, of course) seem to be alive and well under microshit, they're just shedding off the remaining zenimax board members like les moonves
     
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  22. TheDiceMustRoll Game Analist

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    The board members just seem to be people that make money from having a stake in the company and nothing else.

    Edit: I just wanted to add that there wasn't likely any drama behind the scenes. I don't know how much the 7.5 billion was split amongst them but I'm sure it was a profit regardless. I doubt they'd want to keep the job once they took the money and ran. Minor formality, you know
     
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  23. Testownia Guest

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    Bring back Avellone... why? So he can write his super-special-meta-snowflake character?
     
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  24. Decado Prestigious Gentleman Old time handsome face wrecker Patron

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    So I was wrong. They are gonna do this. And it is fucking crazy.

    I owe the Codex a pizza party. How do I manage this?
     
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  25. Decado Prestigious Gentleman Old time handsome face wrecker Patron

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    This is completely fucking nuts, btw. The install base for PlayStation 4 was more than double that of XBox for the last generation. Worldwide, PS4 is simply the more popular console.

    Do they really think they're going to drive XBox purchases for TES 6? Especially since TES6 isn't slated for a few years, at least? Are they bonkers?

    I'm not going to pretend I understand this. It's fucking crazy. It's a money loser and will likely be hugely unpopular. The last time they did this was Morrowind, when nobody gave a shit.
     
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