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Why MS owning Bethesda is a big thing

Discussion in 'Computer Game Geeks' started by amusicsite, 22 Sep 2020.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Going after Bethesda could be a classic Microsoft play.

    Obviously you get the IPs, talent and first party content but there may be more reasons to choose this studio.

    Firstly the ID engine is one of the last mayor non directx based engines, which might be something MS might look to change. It uses Vulkan and could be as much a chance to kill off one of the biggest players in that arena. Vulkan is just starting to get useable so a nice time to nip it in the bud.

    But you have to also wonder if MS could drop a stand alone games engine sdk at some point and move their IPs over,