Last week the European Commission approved the $7.5B acquisition of Zenimax by Microsoft, and now the deal is complete.
Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, welcomed ZeniMax in a post on Xbox Wire.
This is an exciting day for Xbox. Today we officially complete the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks. It’s an honor to welcome the eight incredibly talented development studios – Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios – and their passionate global communities to the Xbox family. Now that everything is official, we can begin working together to deliver more great games to everyone. At every step building toward this moment, I’ve been inspired and motivated by the creativity, insight, and community-first approach of the talented people at Bethesda. Our goal is to give these teams the best foundation for doing their greatest work and to learn from them as we continue to build Xbox into an inclusive platform for all players.
According to Venturebeat, Microsoft will be holding a video presentation on Thursday, March 11th to answer questions related to the deal.
Bethesda celebrated by sharing a video with some behind the scenes footage from over the years.