Update: A lot has happened in the hours since Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax Media was announced. The bottom line is that future Bethesda games could still come to PlayStation platforms, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer. You can click through here for all of the new information.
Original Story: In a rather shocking turn of events, Microsoft has acquired ZeniMax Media — the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. The teams at Bethesda are behind some of the biggest properties in gaming right now, including The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, DOOM, and Wolfenstein.
According to Jason Schreier, Microsoft paid around $7.5 billion for ZeniMax. Make no mistake, this is a huge acquisition, both in what it means for the industry and in pure financial terms.
So what does this mean for PlayStation? Well, as Phil Spencer says in the official press release, these developers are now part of Team Xbox. Right now, we don't know whether that means upcoming games like The Elder Scrolls VI or Starfield will be exclusive to Xbox consoles. We're going to have to wait for full confirmation before jumping the gun.