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Re: Microsoft to Buy Zenimax Owner of Fallout and Elder Scrolls Franchises
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 09:10:27 AM »
Oh no  :-[
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Re: Microsoft to Buy Zenimax Owner of Fallout and Elder Scrolls Franchises
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 09:51:39 AM »
Time will tell if this is a good or bad thing.

If we get new single player Fallout & Elder Scrolls games that don't suck it will be a big plus.  Unfortunately, Bethesda has jumped on the MMRPG bandwagon. 

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Re: Microsoft to Buy Zenimax Owner of Fallout and Elder Scrolls Franchises
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 10:08:18 AM »
^Yeah. I am hoping for a revitalization of single player games from them. Who knows what kind of influence MS will have on that.
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Re: Microsoft to Buy Zenimax Owner of Fallout and Elder Scrolls Franchises
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2020, 09:31:26 AM »
Yeah Iím on the fence with this.

MS basically killed Bungie but I will say their ownership is better than EA or Activision so thereís that to consider.
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Re: Microsoft to Buy Zenimax Owner of Fallout and Elder Scrolls Franchises
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2020, 05:11:56 PM »
There was a story in the 9/22 Wall St. Journal about this.  This was an opinion piece and not a news article - but the WSJ is usually pretty well-sourced on business opinion things.

Their take was that the purchase was all about Game Pass - for both Xbox and PC.  They wanted a set of must have properties that would only be available if you purchased them individually - or had Game Pass.  They seem to think that single pass, subscription software is the way to go in gaming.

I have no idea what the actual outcome of this will be good or bad for the average gamer.

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Re: Microsoft to Buy Zenimax Owner of Fallout and Elder Scrolls Franchises
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2020, 06:18:08 PM »
Supposedly a while back MS was also looking at purchasing EA.
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