Microsoft officially kickstarted its transition into the next generation of Xbox consoles a few months back, but no day since has compared to the past 24 hours, arguably one of the most significant in Xbox history.
It is a win. Though I can see MS doing exclusive content for games like Elder Scrolls 6 leaving out PS gamers. If the game is multiplat of course. If that's the case they might as well make it exclusive to Xbox and PC. Instead of potentially screwing over PS gamers.
hahaha suddenly playstation fans are now calling Bethesda games bad , whereas one week ago they were calling it the best due to tokyo and deathloop being timed exclusive .
What are talking about like 3 or 4 PS fans you've seen do this. Most are saying that this is a huge pickup for xbox but won't sway them to get one. I think most of us just hope that we can still play fallout and elder scrolls games on PS going forward.
I'm just staying. you really think MS is gonna spread the content fairly and evenly on PS? Sony even talked to Bethesda in making Starfield a timed exclusive before MS bought them. I can see MS doing this to spite PS. Not so much the owners themselves but the buissness side of Sony. (Of course PS owners will undoubtedly feel it)
shep - they're 100% bad in my eyes, I don't look at DOOM as a Bethesda game, same with id Tech. Remember Pete Hines's crocodile tears when people called them out, Todd Howard on record - It just works - 16x the detail - $100 yearly subscription for a broken mess of a game. Yep - Bethesda are bad.
Lol what! I never saw any of that. Infact most ps gamers were shocked and also called it a huge move. I for one applaud them for it. As for bethesda being bad...well, their games do tend to be full of bugs and glitches.
sure guys but when they were announced as time exclusive for ps5 , there were no bugs !!!! hahahah Ooooh man the pain you guys must be having , ufffff
It’s funny to see Master Chief and Doomguy now owned by the same company
Keep your buggy games to themselves. Great news for playstation fans all-round. Slow-going fallout and elder scrolls. Enjoy.
You do realize they will make more games, right? You think they just paid 7.5bil for the games that are already out?
Muhaha, that salt. Less games for Playstation is great news for Playstation gamers? You guys are hilarious.
ouch, it still burns, doesn't it? Wolfenstein Elder Scrolls Fallout Dishonored Prey Doom The Evil Within Can't deny that these are some crazy IPs to own. https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
As good and Dishonored and Prey are, I doubt we will see anymore of them. They didn’t make any money. That’s why Arcane is working on Deathloop. Also, I notice that no one wants to put the Rage series on this list. I guess we are okay with forgetting that one.
Speak for youself man..i need that elder scroll 6.
WTF not really, only thing I care for is dishonored and how they speaking is Sony still going to get a selected few. It's huge news but not a victory. Besides ms said they aint playing the console wars anymore.
Hahaha riiight. So because you "only like dishonored" all of those other multi-million selling, hugely popular game series (except Prey) are irrelevant. Got it
No one said that. He said HE didn't care for other games except for Arcane games. I actually agree with him. Last good Fallout was the 2D games and Elder Scrolls was Oblivion imo.
Yep, to me.
when did Sony trying to compete with MS to buy Bethesda?
It gives the fanboys something to get excited about. This isn’t a win as much as a desperate effort to be competitive. The timing was excellent since many gamers are going to instinctively preorder Microsoft now just because they don’t want to miss out on the next Skyrim. But spending 7.5 billion dollars on a market stunt hardly signals “we’re winning” to me. I will happily buy an Xbox to go along with my PlayStation if they manage to fix Bethesda, but considering the company’s output over the course of the last generation, they will need to prove to me that they are still capable of producing a game like Skyrim.
Fair chance all the big games are still coming to PlayStation consoles.
It's big news. But as said, we won't really see the big games that everyone wants for a few years and by then this news won't mean much. The gaming world will move on.
thats so dumb. Thats when it will matter the most.
$7.5 BN could have been spent somewhere better, but this is ms. And this ebig games will still come to PlayStation consoles.
Its a really, really good buy but how is it a victory before the next gen begins? Makes no sense, they have to produce stuff for the xbox thats quality, that sells well, for it to be a win...thats a couple years out atleast...
Yeah, Bethesda has to create quality. Has anyone seen any proof they can? Gotta love it when people just regurgitate whatever they hear others say. Not realizing they are usually just mimicking sheep and shills. It'll be years before we see those games. Skyrim was released in 2011. We could see the next game in the next six months. We know they're working on it and they haven't given a release date. Plus they make a lot of games. They could release 3 new games in the next year including new ip.
"Gotta love it when people just regurgitate whatever they hear others say. Not realizing they are usually just mimicking sheep and shills." 🤣 i speak my own words, I give my own opinion, just because you don't like what I say does not make me a sheep or shill🤦♂️🤷♂️ "Yeah, Bethesda has to create quality. Has anyone seen any proof they can?" They make good games with a shit ton of bugs, are they good? Yes, are they always quality? Not exactly... "Skyrim was released in 2011. We could see the next game in the next six months. We know they're working on it and they haven't given a release date. Plus they make a lot of games. They could release 3 new games in the next year including new ip." And any of those games that "could launch" within the next 6 months to a year, including those new ips you speak of will all have contracts to keep, ie on more than just xbox or pc, so even if they release stuff a soon as you say they will, how is it a win for series x exactly🤔 You tried to pick apart what I said, accusing me of repeating what others say, yet not once did you try to argue why this is a win for series x, you call me a shill, yet....😬🙃
Only if it improves sales over Nintendo and Sony. We'll have to see.
Purchasing game studios are one thing, but utilizing those game studios is another thing. All I'm seeing right now is Microsoft on a buying spree. They are being pressured so much by Sony and their next gen showcase. Those developers just recently released their games and I doubt we won't be seeing their next games for another 3-4 years. I also doubt that Microsoft would cough up AAA budget for all those studios. The operating cost for all those studio might be billions of dollars a year.
Bethesda hasn’t done anything great since skyrim. So I don’t get all the hype. If they get their act together maybe will have something to look forward to. As of right now Microsoft bought a company who’s in a bad place with its fans. I’m betting Starfish wont bring them back either.
Something people overlook is why zenimax sold. Lots of internal issues and failed sales expectations and a board filled with athletes and celebrities and formerly les mooves who stepped down due to sexual harrasment
Depends on how you look at it. Big victory for MS self but for gamers doesn’t change so much. I personally never liked Fallout or Elder Scrolls. But its a good start.
I’m like that’s cool in all, personally only games I like from Bethesda are Doom and The Evil Witinin. Outside of that I’m not a fan of their other works like others. Let’s see how this impacts the landscape though as I wouldn’t be surprised if next is CDPR. It’s pretty telling already which studios really want to work under the Microsoft umbrella. Bethesda has clearly wanted this for a long time.
This is the real definition of pay to win lol
It really is and wow, it’s about time MS goes for some heavy hitting exclusives. Your move, Sony.
"Your move, Sony" Sony: ok Sony: hello, taketwo?yeah..about that deal. We agree to it. Next day- Sony buys TakeTwo. Lol
lol, yea that'd be quite a counter punch.
I wouldn't use the word victory....they gave a bunch of money. Nothing victorious about that. It's an advantage. But we'll see how bethesda does with their next titles. They may not see exclusives until halfway through the gen.
What about Series S ? 😂
Microsoft does not necessarily buy studios to make their content exclusive. I'm pretty sure Doom, fallout, wolfenstein, elder scrolls.... etc will still come to ps5 and Nintendo.
Possibility...especially if they want money from all ends but I'm quite sure they will have solely exclusive or timed exclusive on original new projects. We'll see what the future will be with Bethesda in MS hands.
They need to make all the big games exclusive, Sony been locking up 3rd party’s and DLC content for awhile now.
I would think this is a good acquisition for MS. I do like the Doom games though the recent one I didn't like the direction of it going with all the platform jumping which made it frustrating for me. I enjoyed Dishonered,The Evil Within & the Wolfenstein games. If those games in the future become XB exclusives then so be it. Who knows if XB exclusive portfolio starts to finally compete with Sony's then I may finally buy an XB console as a second to go to if not I'll continue to game solely on the platform that always satisfies my gaming needs.
Now all Microsoft have to do is buy Sony and I'm sold on Xbox
It’s a huge purchase, but hardly a win. It puts them in good competition now, though. Before this acquisition I don’t think Xbox had a leg to stand on. The thing is, if you own a PC and a PS5 you can play everything on Xbox without missing out on the Sony exclusives. I hope MS can pull Bethesda out of the terrible games they’ve made in the past few years. (Fallout 76, elder scrolls blades)
What's the victory here what's in it for xbox gamers? Can you list them please
Wow, you're kinda making it obvious. Maybe try a little harder?
But what's in it? The only thing I can think is day one on gamepass etc
*Sigh* Ok, I'll bite. Having the entire catalogue of Bethesda - past and future - day 1 on Gamepass, on PC, Xbox and streaming. This is incredible value, especially for someone on a budget. Not enough?
I think people are tripping just a little bit. I get why owning the guys behind skyrim is a big deal (I only care for them because of doom tbh), but let's wait and see what they'll actually deliver. Let's see what games we'll be getting from them in a couple years and THEN we can determine if this was as hype as everyone made it out to be today
I’m glad this gives Xbox fans some real hype going into next gen & they needed some positivity. Having said that, I legitimately don’t like Bethesda games and the products they put out. Skyrim IMO was a watered down experience from oblivion(the much better game). Fallout games produced from them are more first person action games then true RPGs(Fallout New Vegas was the best of this bunch and that was obsidian). Have zero interest in Deathloop as well. I prefer the isometric Fallout games, they were vastly superior products imo. If I was an Xbox gamer, I’d be more excited about something like Wasteland 3 developer inexile, that’s more of a fallout game then fallout at this point(Bryan Fargo obviously). Bugs and all, that game is excellent.
All of the sudden, everyone is hyped for Bethesda?
I could not care less and I certainly will not buy an xbox. I stick to ps5 for their exclusives and I have a pc with the latest Intel I9 cpu and RTX 30 GPU that destroys the xbox in terms of power so if I want to play the occasional zenimax games I'll get them on pc and they won't be overpriced as on a console.
Smart acquisition for XBOX, as it means more content for Gamepass including future titles. Fallout and Elder Scrolls are big sellers, DOOM is a popular franchise as well.
Lmao, here PS bois are downplaying the acquisition, everywhere else they are begging Bethesda to not make their games exclusive. Anyway, you PS bois have your muh'exlusives anyway, why do you care? #PCMasterRace
Xbox Game Pass, Xbox on android, Xbox on PC, multiple Xbox systems. This is the world of users and subscribers. Microsoft is winning and will continue to win. Sony and it's fanboy are still fighting a silly console war. The Bethesda deal along with several others will make the exclusives argument a tennis match. If your thought is "well I'll own a PS_ and play on PC..." ...we'll you've proven my point -- Microsoft has you on the PC. And if Sony wants to use the cloud, their options are to building their own infrastructure (good luck), or reach out to competitors like; Amazon, Google or Microsoft. We'll see how that goes. And to the fanboys who haven't used the Xbox Cloud system, its awesome and incredibly smooth. This is going to be a fun generation.
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