• Microsoft is buying a major game publisher, the company announced on Monday morning.
  • In a deal worth $7.5 billion, Microsoft is buying Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media — which includes such gaming blockbuster franchises as "DOOM," "The Elder Scrolls," and "Fallout," among many others.
  • The deal brings all of Bethesda's game studios under the Xbox Studios umbrella.
  • "As a proven game developer and publisher, Bethesda has seen success across every category of games, and together, we will further our ambition to empower the more than three billion gamers worldwide," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in the press release announcing the news.
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Microsoft is buying the massive game publisher behind major franchises like "Fallout," "The Elder Scrolls," and "DOOM" in a deal worth $7.5 billion in cash, the company said in a press release on Monday.


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