Back in September of last year, gamers everywhere got the ultimate shocker when it was announced that Microsoft was set to acquire Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media. The main conversation around the big news focused on the possibility of future releases from Bethesda’s development studios being exclusive to Microsoft’s gaming platforms. While we still don’t have any confirmation of what games those could be quite yet, we do know that Microsoft’s full acquisition of ZeniMax Media is finally complete.
Thanks to this landmark deal, Microsoft now has eight more development studios under its massive banner. That slate of studios includes:
Bethesda Game Studios (The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Starfield)
Id Software (DOOM, Rage)
ZeniMax Online Studios (The Elder Scrolls Online)
Arkane Studios (Dishonored, Prey)
Tango Gameworks (The Evil Within, Ghostwire: Tokyo)
Alpha Dog Studios