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Microsoft bought Bethesda!

ActuallyDenz

Well-known member
The Fallout series is my favourite series (Fallout 2 and New Vegas are among my absolute favourite games!), so I'm interested to see how this develops. Part of me hopes that Todd "It Just Works" Howard is moved on! :LOL:
 

AgentCooper

Fire Walk With Me
Moderator
I’m shocked by this, never saw it coming!

It’s a massive coup for them! I must admit I think Bethesda’s own titles over the past few years have been a bit subpar but they’ve got Arkane and id as part of it! Imagine the next Doom, Dishonored and Elder Scrolls being Xbox exclusives 🤯
 

enduser

Enthusiast
it will be interesting to see what direction Microsoft will have on the titles and also the studio considering fallout 76 took a hammering from players regarding the gaming experience. It would also be interesting to see if this will effect the market competition and if this is a sign of more deals being done by companies for gaming publishers, would hate to see gaming studios being owned by a few companies.

bethesda's official statement

 

enduser

Enthusiast
The Fallout series is my favourite series (Fallout 2 and New Vegas are among my absolute favourite games!), so I'm interested to see how this develops. Part of me hopes that Todd "It Just Works" Howard is moved on! :LOL:

The first game I played was fallout 3 on xbox 360, great game and it felt revolutionary at the time
 

AgentCooper

Fire Walk With Me
Moderator
it will be interesting to see what direction Microsoft will have on the titles and also the studio considering fallout 76 took a hammering from players regarding the gaming experience. It would also be interesting to see if this will effect the market competition and if this is a sign of more deals being done by companies for gaming publishers, would hate to see gaming studios being owned by a few companies.

bethesda's official statement


Agreed. Platinum and From are two of my favourite developers and I respect that whilst they’ve made the rights to some games exclusive, they’ve retained their independent status.

But if there’s one thing Microsoft badly need, it’s exclusives.

I’m sure there’ll be some provisos in place regarding certain titles and their exclusivity but it’s certainly going to be interesting to see how it plays out...
 

AgentCooper

Fire Walk With Me
Moderator
As a fan of the original two games, I wondered how a 3D Fallout would work. Fallout 3 was a lot of fun, but I definitely preferred New Vegas, although the bugs in that game were unreal at launch!

You’re not wrong. I was about 80 hours in and got a game breaking bug that meant I was unable to complete it. I was devastated 😩
 

Nursemorph

Untouchable
I tried playing Fallout New Vegas but got bored after about an hour :(

I agree that Microsoft need exclusives, especially given the dearth of new titles for the Series X. Just no clue what is going on with them as to have a new console without a new Forza at release is just insanity...can't class a 4k redo of Horizon as a new release.
 

AgentCooper

Fire Walk With Me
Moderator
love to see fallout 3 and new Vegas remastered for pc and xbox x (y)

Great shout! They need to get a new graphics engine up and running, though. The Gamebryo and Creation ones have had their day and their facial animations are laughable. I hope/wonder if that’s the reason Elder Scrolls 6 isn’t due for at least a couple of years 🤔
 

ActuallyDenz

Well-known member
Great shout! They need to get a new graphics engine up and running, though. The Gamebryo and Creation ones have had their day and their facial animations are laughable. I hope/wonder if that’s the reason Elder Scrolls 6 isn’t due for at least a couple of years 🤔
I'd like to think that's what the hold up is with Elder Scrolls 6, but then this is Bethesda...
 

enduser

Enthusiast
I wonder if the likes of apple are thinking of branching out into serious gaming, experts estimate they are worth 2 trillion and would fill a hole with there mac os systems in an ever growing gaming market. It also makes me wonder if take two/rockstar are on any radars considering the next gta is rumored to be released in 2/3 yrs time.

edited this with interesting comments regarding availability of bethesda's games on platforms

 
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