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Microsoft just bought the massive video-game publisher behind game franchises like ‘Doom,’ ‘Fallout,’ and ‘The Elder Scrolls’ in a major coup that cost $7.5 billion

Microsoft is buying a major game publisher, the company announced on Monday morning. In a deal worth $US7.5 billion, Microsoft is buying Bethesda Softworks’ parent company, ZeniMax Media, which includes such gaming blockbuster franchises as “Doom,” “The Elder Scrolls,” and “Fallout,” among many others. The deal will bring all of […]
Microsoft just bought the massive video-game publisher behind game franchises like ‘Doom,’ ‘Fallout,’ and ‘The Elder Scrolls’ in a major coup that cost $7.5 billion
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Xbox lead Phil Spencer says the industry will start to see the impacts of coronavirus in early 2021, as some crucial aspects of video game production have ‘basically stopped’

The video game industry has enjoyed record profits amid the spread of the coronavirus, as millions of people sheltering in place turn to gaming for entertainment. Huge game releases like “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” and “DOOM Eternal” enjoyed larger than expected launches, and upcoming games like “The Last of Us: […]
Xbox lead Phil Spencer says the industry will start to see the impacts of coronavirus in early 2021, as some crucial aspects of video game production have ‘basically stopped’
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Xbox boss Phil Spencer says that the pandemic is driving a ‘big flood’ of new gamers, but it’s a bittersweet victory: ‘You wouldn’t wish this is the way we get here’

The video game industry had an absolutely massive March in terms of sales, as the coronavirus pandemic drove millions of Americans indoors: “We’re seeing a big flood of new people come in to gaming,” Xbox head Phil Spencer told Business Insider in an interview last week. Video game hardware, software, […]
Xbox boss Phil Spencer says that the pandemic is driving a ‘big flood’ of new gamers, but it’s a bittersweet victory: ‘You wouldn’t wish this is the way we get here’
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With the next Xbox, Microsoft is done competing with PlayStation: ‘We see Amazon and Google as the main competitors going forward’

This holiday season, both Microsoft and Sony are planning to launch next-generation game consoles: the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, respectively. Though the two consoles compete directly, Microsoft is intentionally moving its Xbox business away from direct competition with Sony. “When you talk about Nintendo and Sony, we […]
With the next Xbox, Microsoft is done competing with PlayStation: ‘We see Amazon and Google as the main competitors going forward’
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Microsoft’s new Xbox is actually the next step in an ambitious master plan to shake up the video game industry, and end the rivalry with PlayStation forever

This holiday season, both Microsoft and Sony are planning to launch next-generation game consoles: the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, respectively. Though the two consoles compete directly, Microsoft is intentionally moving its Xbox business away from direct competition with Sony. Instead of focusing on the new Xbox console […]
Microsoft’s new Xbox is actually the next step in an ambitious master plan to shake up the video game industry, and end the rivalry with PlayStation forever
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