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Microsoft Acquires Bethesda | PODCAST Summary

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"Bethesda's Todd Howard promises that BGS' upcoming projects will be getting a big upgrade with a revamped engine. In Howard's statement on the acquisition, he walks through how working hand-in-hand with Microsoft has led the company to make technical leaps for its new games. "With each new console cycle, we evolved together. From bringing mods to consoles with Fallout 4, now over a billion downloads, to the latest technologies fueling Xbox Series X/S," Howard said. "These new systems are optimized for the vast worlds we love to create, with generational leaps not just in graphics, but CPU and data streaming as well. It's led to our largest engine overhaul since Oblivion, with all new technologies powering our first new IP in 25 years, Starfield, as well as The Elder Scrolls VI."" {Gamespot}

"Starfield is one such game explicitly confirmed to be hitting Game Pass on day one, and it seems safe to assume the same will be true for other, unannounced projects, like the inevitable Fallout 5 (and the Fallout: New Vegas 2 dream project that some are now clamoring for). Bethesda's Todd Howard has also said that Microsoft has already seen some of Starfield in action, but he's waiting "as long as possible" before showing it publicly. ... (The Elder Scrolls Online is one game that will continue to be supported on current platforms, including PS4.) ... Microsoft still supports Minecraft on third-party platforms despite having bought Mojang (and Minecraft Dungeons released on Switch). " (Gamespot)

"Some of the highest-profile games in development at Bethesda's studios that we know about include Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI. Bethesda has also confirmed it's working on a third Wolfenstein game. It seemed like Obsidian Entertainment, which previously worked on Bethesda's Fallout franchise, was emulating the first-person fantasy role-playing of the Elder Scrolls series with Avowed. With Bethesda now part of Xbox and developing an official Elder Scrolls VI, however, it looks like we'll likely have multiple games like this over the next several years. We aren't complaining." (Gamespot)

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