Online Presentation To Be Held On March 11 To Tell About Plans For A Joint Future and the parties are expected to close the deal by the end of this month.
EU and US Regulators Green Light Deal Between Microsoft and ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks – March 5 Acquisition endorsed US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), followed by this union blessed by the European Commission.
Microsoft announced the purchase of Zenimax / Bethesda for $ 7.5 billion on September 21, 2020, one day before the start of pre-orders for Xbox Series consoles. In announcing the deal, Microsoft and ZeniMax talked about plans to close it by June 30, 2021. After the transition of ZeniMax under the wing of Microsoft, the Xbox will include Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios (TES, Fallout), id Software (DOOM), ZeniMax Online Studios (TES Online), Arkane (Dishonored, Prey), MachineGames (Wolfenstein), Tango Gameworks (Ghostwire Tokyo, The Evil Within), Alpha Dog (mobile games), Roundhouse Studios (studio with former Human Head employees).
Now that Microsoft has received formal regulatory approvals, nothing prevents it from closing the deal as soon as possible.
On the eve of the well-known VentureBeat journalist, Jeff Grubb reported that ZeniMax would officially become part of Microsoft before the end of this month. In a fresh tweet from March 8, he clarified that a special Microsoft online event dedicated to discussing a joint future with ZeniMax would take place the day after tomorrow, March 11.
– Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) March 8, 2021
It is reported that there will be no major game announcements on this stream, and the leitmotif will be the expansion of the library of the Xbox Game Pass subscription service with Bethesda games. When Doom Eternal was added to the Game Pass library last year, it was obvious that this was just the first swallow. Microsoft and ZeniMax are expected to hold two separate major game presentations early this summer, announcing new projects.
It remains to be recalled that recently the MachineGames studio, known for the Wolfenstein series’s shooters, took up a new game about Indiana Jones.
Bethesda has announced a new game about Indiana Jones