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Microsoft shook the gaming world earlier.5 billion dollars to obtain ZeniMax and most of its properties. Having an impressive lineup of acquisitions under its belt already, CEO Satya Nadella says that Microsoft is definately not done-just don’t expect any announcements as of this year’s Tokyo Game Show.
ZeniMax Media may be the parent company for some major studios including id Software, Arkane, and Bethesda. This is an enormous move for the business most importantly as those studios join the ranks of previous acquisitions announced prior. For all those excited to see Microsoft putting themselves right into a position for more exclusives, or at minimum more resources, Nadella confirmed to CNET that more acquisitions are certainly an objective.
“You can’t awaken 1 day and say, ‘Let me create a game studio.’ The essential notion of having content is indeed we are able to reach larger communities.”
In exactly the same interview, Xbox head Phil Spencer added, “Content is merely the incredible ingredient to your platform that people continue to spend money on. This doubles how big is our creative organization.”
After this week’s big reveal, many were wondering if Microsoft’s presence at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show would hold any longer surprises. Let that breath out, boo, since they aren’t likely to be making any major power moves there, as confirmed in this Twitter post.
If you can see Microsoft require any studio, no matter prior history, who you want to see it undertake next? With the creative direction Xbox has been moving in under Phil Spencer’s leadership, I would want to see BioWare keep coming back in to the fold. Think about you? Sound off in the comment section below!