We said that Xbox could turn to Bethesda’s parent company earlier this week. It looks like this going to happen!
As we said earlier, this deal got approved by the US and Microsoft only needed the EU’s approval. And they approved it! Microsoft created a new subsidiary named ”Vault” for this deal and they will merge with ZeniMax. The name Vault comes from The Fallout Series as you can guess. And I think it is a really nice little detail.
The European Commission said “The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of ZeniMax Media Inc. by Microsoft Corporation, both of the US. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, given the combined entity’s limited market position upstream and the presence of strong downstream competitors in the distribution of video games. The transaction was examined under the normal merger review procedure.” in a statement issued to Eurogamer.
This looks like it will change the gaming world. What do you think of this situation? Also, this possibly means that there will be some Xbox exclusives from Bethesda in the future.