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Microsoft acquires Bethesda/Zenimax

Wunderbar

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Imagine this.

Fallout: Beyond Vegas
The NCR has taken most of the lands of Caesar's Legion and the feuding warlords are fighting back against the anti-insurgency measures.
You the farmer fall in with one of the anti-NCR groups after being at the receiving end of a massacre and go on a quest to track down a stolen supply of Legion gold.
written by kate dollarhyde and carrie patel, graphics by tim "can't see colors" cain
 

RepHope

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Holy shit. This is going to definitely to help Game Pass. Luckily for Codex nothing will change since MS puts its games on Steam. You will all get to enjoy Todd’s latest broken promise. Holy fuck I just realized Obsidian could now make another Fallout game. Bethesda, InXile, and Obsidian are all under one roof now.
 

FreeKaner

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I suppose certain PR fiascos and whatever else that happened with Bethesda since Fallout 76 actually put the studio management to a precarious position which made this deal possible. Microsoft also doing aggressive purchases for next gen consoles to not be left behind with W10/Xbox subscription model is sparing no expenses.
 

dbx

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Current year Obsidian making another Fallout is almost as bad as bethesda making one
 

ropulos

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I don't think this will move the needle as much as many think; Bethesda has burnt a lot of goodwill by destroying Fallout (even for casuals), and everybody who enjoyed Skyrim is a boomer now. Doom is a nice IP to have but I don't think it's a system seller.
 

Cross

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The irony of Obsidian pitching a TES clone...and then Microsoft just goes and buys the real thing. :lol:

As much as Bethesda declined though, I don't see why anyone would be excited about this. The studios working under Microsoft have a consistent track record of making the most banal and mediocre games possible. Tellingly, some of the only exceptions to that are indie games that Microsoft had no involvement with besides paying for exclusivity (Ori & Cuphead).
 

Perkel

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yeah, you might miss out on bethesda's recent titles like

you are confusing Betsheda developer with Betsheda publisher and Zenimax itself.

:whynotboth:

CDPR has a market cap of about 10.5B, it should cost them at least 13-15B. Zenimax looks like a bargain.

From what we know both founders of CDP have like 51% stake in company. So unless CDP wants to sell they won't get bought.
 

Ol' Willy

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What can I say? A plague on both your houses!
 

Yosharian

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Wait do Bethesda still make games? I'm confused
 

Yosharian

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Holy shit. This is going to definitely to help Game Pass. Luckily for Codex nothing will change since MS puts its games on Steam. You will all get to enjoy Todd’s latest broken promise. Holy fuck I just realized Obsidian could now make another Fallout game. Bethesda, InXile, and Obsidian are all under one roof now.
Have you seen the fucking state of Obsidian recently? They are dead, frankly I'd rather have another abomination from Bethesda than give it back to Obsidian.
 

Ol' Willy

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