Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda has been approved in both the EU and the United States. This means that Microsoft can start going ahead with the official acquisition of ZeniMax Media, and with it, some announcements.
In a blog post over on Xbox's official website, Microsoft has hinted that some new titles produced by Bethesda will be Xbox and PC exclusives.
"With the addition of the Bethesda creative teams, gamers should know that Xbox consoles, PC, and Game Pass will be the best place to experience new Bethesda games, including some new titles in the future that will be exclusive to Xbox and PC players." - Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox.
It is unsure what exactly these "new titles" will be, but it was expected to happen when Microsoft first announced the acquisition.
Phil Spencer goes on to state that "it's vitally important that Bethesda continues making games the way it always has. We look forward to empowering Bethesda's creative teams to reach even more players around the world, helping make future Bethesda titles the biggest and most popular games in their history."
Over the recent years, Microsoft has been working hard to close the gap between PC and Xbox, going so far as to release Xbox games to the Windows operating system. Even with Microsoft's Cloud Gaming service currently being tested on PC, this would only give another avenue to close the gap between PC and Console.
The acquisition of ZeniMax Media is significant, and hopefully, Microsoft allows Bethesda and the other studios under ZeniMax to do their things without much interruption.
This acquisition will surely push the usage of Microsoft's platforms up, especially when these "Xbox and PC exclusives" start to be released.