Microsoft Wants to Take Over Game Developer for 7.5 Billion. Microsoft plans to make its largest-ever purchase within the gaming industry.
The American software developer has donated $ 7.5 billion for the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, the studio behind well-known computer games such as Doom, Fallout and The Elder Scrolls.
With the takeover of parent company ZeniMax Media, Microsoft hopes to give its Xbox game console a boost.
In November, when competitor Sony markets the Playstation 5, Microsoft will also launch a new generation of game consoles. So far, expectations among Xbox fans are low as Microsoft has delayed its most prominent title, Halo Infinite, until next year.
Microsoft has been actively engaged in the game industry in recent years. In 2018, it acquired six studios and paid approximately $ 2.5 billion in 2014 to purchase the creators of the popular Minecraft.
With Game Pass, Microsoft has a subscription service for video games. By increasing the range of games for the Xbox, Microsoft hopes to attract more customers.