Microsoft acquires Bethesda
GridGames.ID – Microsoft has finally completed the acquisition of Bethesda Softworks and its parent company ZeniMax Media.
Microsoft initially announced its plans to acquire Bethesda in September 2022, but the acquisition process took time and could only be completed this month.
Microsoft poured a fantastic amount of funds to acquire Bethesda and its parent company ZeniMax Media, which was 7.5 billion US dollars or around Rp. 111 trillion.
The United States Securities and Exchange and the European Union Commission have approved Microsoft’s proposal to acquire ZeniMax Media in early May.
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Microsoft announced the finalization of the Bethesda acquisition via the Xbox’s official Twitter account.
We’ve always been fans, but now we’re family.
Welcome to Team Xbox, @bethesda ????: https://t.co/wzgWm20Ndp pic.twitter.com/4f6MprUeXn
— Xbox (@Xbox) May 9, 2022
For information, ZeniMax Media itself has 8 popular game developers such as Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios.
With the completion of the Bethesda acquisition process, Microsoft is preparing to launch its newest game programs.