According to a usually well-informed insider, the acquisition of Bethesda Softworks does not stop there, but instead, Microsoft should prepare to take over another publisher.
In September of last year, Microsoft caused quite a stir with the takeover of Bethesda Softworks’ parent company Zenimax Media. A few days ago, industry insider and journalist Brad Sams pointed out that Microsoft and companies like Google or Amazon could initiate more acquisitions of this size in the future.
Now a well-known insider is currently providing fresh speculation. As reported by “Xbox Ragna,” Microsoft is said to be interested in taking over another publisher. “I’ve been hearing the same thing for months, that Microsoft wants to acquire another publisher,” he says in a nutshell.
The credibility of the insider is supported by the fact that weeks before the official announcement of the takeover of Zenimax Media, the insider indicated that Microsoft could bring a major video game developer on board.
The insider could not or would not confirm which publisher is to be taken over by the Redmond software giant this time. Since the takeover of Zenimax Media or Bethesda Softworks was prepared over a period of three years, according to the insider, the official announcement of the next takeover is not expected until the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022.
Microsoft itself traditionally does not comment on speculation and rumors of this kind.
I don't know who this guy is, but I've been hearing the same thing for months, that Microsoft wants to acquire another publisher, negotiations with bethesda lasted 3 years, as I've been pointing out, I believe the announcement will be at the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022
— ? King Ragnar (@XboxRagnar) January 28, 2021