Microsoft has bought Zenimax/Bethesda

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Kilus, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
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  2. TheHouseAlwaysWins

    TheHouseAlwaysWins Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Nov 28, 2015
    I can see microsoft accomplishing a large purge of bethesda and make the games around the quality of Oblivion from this point but since the video games industry is all for-profit you're probably not going to see another game with the quality of TES 2/3
     
  3. Golbolco

    Golbolco It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 12, 2015
    So Inexile, Obsidian, and Bethesda are now under the same parent company.

    In percentage, how much has the likelihood of New Vegas 2 being made increased?
     
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  4. Gnarle

    Gnarle First time out of the vault

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  5. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Dec 6, 2016
    never been this close.
    I'm excited, I had a 360 and I really liked the video game.

    although I don't mind console war, it will be fun to watch.
     
  6. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Actual footage of the buyout:

     
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  7. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Fossil

    Mar 16, 2013
    My outward, tempered reaction to this news:



    My soul, secretly processing the idea of New Vegas 2
     
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  8. Malpais Dominus

    Malpais Dominus First time out of the vault

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    Jun 1, 2020
    If you think the Obsidian who made Fallout New Vegas is still the Obsidian owned by Microsoft you are truly lost.
     
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  9. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Timeline of events:

    2000 The French force Brian Fargo out of Interplay.
    2002 Brian Fargo founds inXile
    2003 Feargus Urquhart and crew leave Interplay to found Obsidian. Fallout 3 is cancelled and Black Isle studios is sent to a farm.
    2006 Interplay isn't paying creditors and Brian Fargo kicks up a stink.
    2007 Interplay sells Fallout to Bethesda to pay off creditors and get Brian Fargo off their back.
    2018 Microsoft buys inXile and Obsidian.
    2020 Microsoft buys Bethesda and by extension Fallout.

    A 20 year master plan.
     
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  10. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    MS smelled some green with gamepass. They seem to have lost interest in gaming hardware, evidently even from the way they are going about launching these new consoles.
    They are all about software now. No way in hell will gamepass remain this cheap though.
     
  11. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Fossil

    Mar 16, 2013
    That's why my hope is completely unreasonable but still, lemme dream
     
  12. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    It will be interesting to see a number of things following this.

    1. Will they be forced to change the engine or will Microsoft provide people that can update it to actually work the way it is supposed to for Bethesda's type of games?
    2. Will they change upper management to get rid of those that are negatively affecting the titles (Emil is bad for writing, Pete doesn't even like dialogue and just wants to gun shit down and would be better suited to whisper in the ears of DOOM than Fallout or Elder Scrolls and Todd is, well, Todd).
    3. Some have suggested that Zenimax has been the problem. That they were the ones who dictated the direction of games and only wanted profit so milk away as much as possible. Now that Zenimax is out of the picture and Microsoft (which have been surprisingly consumer-friendly as of late) owns them, will we see a change in game design?
    4. With how many studios Microsoft has now acquired will we see cross-IP usage between them?

    Either way, this deal just happened and games take an asslong time to develop and Bethesda themselves are busy with three project AFAIK so sadly I doubt we'll see the impact upon Fallout any time soon and I will not get my hopes up for anything like that. It will be interesting to see if they'll remaster Fallout New Vegas though since Bethesda could never be arsed to hire anyone to do it.
     
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  13. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    This is now canon:

     
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  14. Celeras

    Celeras First time out of the vault

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    Oct 29, 2015
    Logged in for the first time in years for this.
     
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  15. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    They didn't even created the ones in bold. Why the fuck do people claim Bethesda created Fallout? And they don't even make Doom and Wolfenstein games, they just publish them.
     
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  16. davedabeast

    davedabeast First time out of the vault

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    Sep 21, 2020
    I guess "Critically acclaimed OWNERS of" doesn't have the same ring to it...
     
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  17. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    Even if Obsidian was allowed to make a Fallout game, current Obsidian is NOT New Vegas Obsidian. Most of the people that made New Vegas are gone from the company.
     
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  18. davedabeast

    davedabeast First time out of the vault

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    Sep 21, 2020
    Maybe so (Outer Worlds was such a let down for me) but they do have inxile under their wings, maybe some of the old guard might return. Or at the very least we can get a New Vegas remaster...
     
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  19. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    Doesn't need to be. It would be better if they were, but they don't need to be.
    I just want someone competent behind a Fallout game. Obsidian in its current form is competent.
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    Like, it's better than a bunch of fucking idiots that put a ghoul child in a fridge for 210 years.

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    Hm. Does this mean that Awoken will compete with TES6?
     
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  20. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    Apparently not given that their efforts for the last five years haven't been all that great.
    Being better than that takes no effort.
     
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