October 20, 2020

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Microsoft wants to take over game developers for 7.5 billion

Microsoft wants to take over game developers for 7.5 billion


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Microsoft is planning the largest purchase to date in the games industry The American software developer donated US $ 7.5 billion to the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, the studio behind well-known computer games such as Doom, Fallout and The Elder Scrolls.

With the acquisition of the parent company ZeniMax Media, Microsoft hopes to improve the Xbox game console. In November, when the competitor Sony markets the Playstation 5, Microsoft will also bring a new generation of game consoles onto the market. So far, expectations among Xbox fans are low as Microsoft has postponed its biggest title, Halo Infinite, until next year.

Microsoft has been actively involved in the games industry in recent years. In 2018, the company acquired six studios and paid around $ 2.5 billion to buy the makers of the popular Minecraft in 2014. With Game Pass, Microsoft has a subscription service for video games. By expanding the range of games for the Xbox, Microsoft hopes to attract more customers.