Microsoft acquires Bethesda

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Ghosty, Sep 21, 2020.

    • A good amount of them shutdown around the financial crash of 08'
    • The rest was pretty bad studios to begin with (shouldn't have purchased)
    • Lionhead was Molyneaux's fault IMO - guy was a walking ego and a moron - kept pushing projects to big to finalize
    • Bungie was made a global success by Microsoft despite what they claim. They'd never have made Halo as big or widespread on their own. They were naive to not have generated a better agreement regarding the distribution of royalties for the franchise; that was pure business - their fault you cannot blame enterprise for doing what it does. They're fine now, people act like they ended up terribly.
    • 343 is doing just fine.
    • Obsidian got purchased backed and was able to come back to the scene with the Outer Worlds. MS partnered with them and provided that opportunity - granted Obsidian worked hard and created the game.
    Let's drop the revisionist history bs.
     
  1. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    I think they underpaid, simply speaking.

    That is quite possibly the bargain of the century - the value of the individual components and tech is much much much more than $7.5.

    Really. No joke. No sarcasm. Not my usual ramblings on this.

    That's a steal.
     
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    Doom Eternal sold over 700,000 copies on the PC alone.
     
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    Exactly.
     

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    They buy only the some name of that companies and the price is too much.If the people leave the company,then MS will remain with the names of some older good games.Only people matter,the rest its just some names.
    Carmack or maybe Romero wants to return to ID,but why?His last games are not so good(Romero is in the same boat).The new guys at ID do a good job with DOOM series or that guys who make the new Wolfenstein series.

    Arcane studios are still good,Bethesda is still on old engine and with that old ideas from Todd & Hines the future is not so good(they need fresh ideas with fresh & open minded for gaming good devs,not open minded political guys).
    Btw,Obsidian did a good job with Fallout New Vegas and then,what good games they release?Nothing to be good from them.So a virtual FNV 2 have not a chance to be good.
     
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    7.5 billion is quite a price tag. Hopefully the new management structure will lead to better game development. And I of course hope it will lead to improved support after a game is released.
     
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    This is the best news so far. Come on Microsoft has been doing great things with Github, Minecraft, etc. I am excited to see what they will come up.
     
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    CHOO CHOO NEW VEGAS 2 CHOO CHOO
     
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    $7.5 billion dollars bro, these games will be Xbox and PC exclusive and also a lot of them, if not all of them, will be on game pass.

    Maybe some of the current games already in the works will end up on PS5 and Switch as well as a lot of work on them has already been done on them. All future games will be exclusive. These major titles like Fallout, ES, ESO, Wolfenstien, Doom, Starfield, etc, etc will entice more people to jump ship.

    Sure there will be hatred at first but people will just inevitably buy an Xbox or a PC to play these games. Either way they get more subscriptions and ultimately end up moving towards games as service and then eventually full on cloud gaming.
     
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    Fallout, ES and Starfield all suffer the same issue, the god awful Gamebyro engine, Creation Engine. The games have been on a steady slide in quality with the only notable exception being FONV which needed a new development team to make it easily the best game that currently uses the GB, CE engine. I don't hold any hopes for the next ES, FO or Starfield as Bethesda seem to be stuck using a game engine that is simply not up to the job or more worryingly they have no idea how to get the best out of their own game engine. Wolfenstien is on the same slide as FO and ES with each game getting slowly worse. Currently Bethesdas only hope is is Doom, aren;t they only a publisher though so not sure how ownership of the game actually works in that regard?

    I may also be incorrect about this but to my memory most the PS ports of various Bethesda developed games have been pathetically bad, suffering from numerous game breaking bugs and issues so if any of those owners had wanted one of their games they would have already jumped ship by now anyway, most likely to PC ;)
     

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    Only PS3 versions suffered mostly due to the cell processor.
     
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    All of them will be on Game Pass - agreed.

    I would be very surprised if they took full exclusivity of ES and Fallout though - at least while Spencer is in charge. Obviously they might - I think it's a bit of a nuclear option for them though.
    The sensible thing would be 6 month timed exclusive.
     
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    Yeah, 18 years ago.
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    Y'know what? I had to look that up, because I would have put money on the fact the PS2 was the one with the cell processor, not the PS3...I thought the PS3 was an x86 with nvidia gpu slapped on the board somewhere.
     

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    "gamepass momentum"

    bad timeline confirmed
     
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    I still liked 2011's Skyrim I have to admit :(
     
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    Never played it. I'm probably the only person not to have at the time of release.
     
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    Never too late, I still play it from time to time.... it's one of those games where you can always find something new and have fun.

    Then there are the mods....
     
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