Summary: Bethesda is planning for a Microsoft takeover, and at the same time, the company’s representatives are thoroughly verifying the integrity of their intellectual property. The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Doom, according to Evin C, are worth $7 billion.
In September of last year, Microsoft revealed its plan to purchase Bethesda for a whopping $ 7.5 billion, enabling it to acquire all of the company’s studios and intellectual property. However, based on this most recent findings, the $7.5 billion figure does not seem to be as remarkable. According to the head of security operations at Bethesda, three brands alone are worth $ 7 billion.
Update: However, it seems that the 7 Billion portion was omitted after this tweet, suggesting that Bethesda does not wish this number to be made public at this time.
It’s worth noting that Microsoft also buys IPs like Quake, Dishonored, Prey, and Starfield, as well as studios with more than 2,300 staff. Phil Spencer will be allocated to eight new teams, each of which has a track record of producing high-quality games.
Microsoft is due to announce the purchase of Bethesda in March, according to reports, but the company is pending the transaction’s completion – the European Union is expected to approve the deal in the immediate future… But there have been prosecutors who have tried to curtail the contract.