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The Daily Moot: Microsoft Buys Bethesda

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1. Microsoft Buys Bethesda

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Microsoft announced today that they have purchased ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. This means that franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, DOOM, and Quake will all be under the Microsoft banner going forward. Microsoft explained that this new partnership “starts with a commitment to deliver a breadth of amazing games to discover and play on Xbox,” which suggests that many of Bethesda’s most popular games may very well be Xbox exclusives in the future. Furthermore, Xbox head Phil Spencer also said that Bethesda’s existing library will be added to the Xbox Game Pass and that Microsoft intends to “bring Bethesda’s future games into Xbox Game Pass the same day they launch on Xbox or PC.”

  2. EA Origin Renamed   EA Origin, the PC game launcher for Electronic Arts, is being renamed to “EA Desktop App.” According to EA, the company is changing the name in an effort to create “a common and consistent brand that is centered around EA and what EA stands for.” While that’s all fine and dandy in theory, it seems like a strange goal to have considering the gaming community’s general vitriol for EA as a whole. Aside from the new name, EA Desktop App will also make improvements to “create a more frictionless, fast, socially-oriented experience.” No rollout date for the EA Desktop App has been released yet, but EA says they have already begun registering users for a closed beta.

  3. Life is Strange 2 Now Free   Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 is now free to play on all platforms. Although considered a sequel, Life is Strange 2 follows an entirely different set of characters than the original game, although it shares many of the same themes and devices. While this will certainly be good news for fans of the first game who have yet to try the second, it isn’t particularly surprising considering that developer Dontnod made the first Life is Strange free indefinitely back in 2016. Unfortunately however, only Episode 1 of Life is Strange 2 is free right now, meaning you’ll have to purchase the other 4 episodes if you want to experience the complete story. https://lifeisstrange.square-enix-games.com/en-us/games/life-is-strange/free

  4. No Man’s Sky: Origins   No Man’s Sky will be getting its next major expansion this week. Called Origins, developer Hello Games described the upcoming expansion by saying that it “won’t be our largest update, but it is the start of something.” Of course, this doesn’t really shed any light as to what exactly Origins has in store, but considering that it’s designed to be “another small step in a longer journey,” it seems likely that Origins will merely set the foundation for future content instead of introducing a ton of new content itself. Hello Games has yet to announce a concrete release date for Origins, but the expansion is expected to arrive sometime this week.

  5. Halo 3: ODST Master Chief Collection   Halo 3: ODST will soon be joining the Master Chief Collection. The Master Chief Collection is an impressive menagerie of Halo remasters designed to take full advantage of PC capabilities, implementing a wide array of improvements such as variable frame rates, ultrawide support, and customisable key bindings. The Master Chief Collection now includes Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 3: ODST. Halo 3: ODST will officially go live tomorrow, while the final game in the collection, Halo 4, is set to arrive “later in 2020.”

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  • Effec_BOOwO LV.25 I Love Food Sep 22, 2020, 04:33 AM

    you know Mircosoft is gonna make DOOM shity

    who agrees?

  • SloppyPlayaBruh LV.4 Lurker Sep 22, 2020, 07:15 AM

    They’ve made every game they’ve published shitty. Maybe besides halo and sea of thieves but that’s it

  • SloppyPlayaBruh LV.4 Lurker Sep 22, 2020, 07:29 AM

    Damn y’all are Xbox fanboys? 3 downvotes?

  • Wild_siegewolf1016 LV.17 Sage Sep 22, 2020, 07:32 AM

    Ay im not xbox im on pc

  • StormbladeX69 (XBL) LV.27 Shadow Sep 22, 2020, 07:42 AM

    It will be good for PC too! Those games will be on GamePass Ultimate which includes Xbox, PC, xCloud, and the Live Subscription.

  • Wild_siegewolf1016 LV.17 Sage Sep 22, 2020, 07:32 AM

    And ps4 but i play mostly on my pc

  • Effec_BOOwO LV.25 I Love Food Sep 22, 2020, 01:29 PM

    now 11

  • Wild_siegewolf1016 LV.17 Sage Sep 22, 2020, 07:17 AM

    Yh that’s true ngl

  • Rexamidalion LV.7 Mobile Sep 22, 2020, 07:28 AM

    Are you forgetting minecraft and plane simulator

  • Wild_siegewolf1016 LV.17 Sage Sep 22, 2020, 07:30 AM

    Minecraft yh whatever we all know its good we said most of microsoft games are crappy not all

  • Wild_siegewolf1016 LV.17 Sage Sep 22, 2020, 07:31 AM

    Its because your a xbox player is that why ur aticking uo with microsoft (im on pc dont get me wrong, but i hate most of they’re games)

  • Rolling Nuggie Light LV.24 Let’s play R6! Sep 22, 2020, 03:29 PM

    flight simulator

  • Effec_BOOwO LV.25 I Love Food Sep 29, 2020, 04:34 AM

    Yeah Minecraft good but Not as good as Java. Java better then Bedrock ngl. and flight simulator man im poor I can't afford that shit

  • SloppyPlayaBruh LV.4 Lurker Sep 22, 2020, 07:29 AM

    I mean they do push out a lot of exclusives but they get boring very quickly and the gameplay is kinda trash, unlike sony which, IMO, those games should be released on every platform. They’re awesome

  • Lilmost_platinum Psn LV.8 Nomad Sep 22, 2020, 09:08 AM

    I agree

  • Rolling Nuggie Light LV.24 Let’s play R6! Sep 22, 2020, 03:28 PM

    idk MIRCOSOFT do u know it?

  • Effec_BOOwO LV.25 I Love Food Sep 22, 2020, 08:31 PM

    Do you know Minecraft Bedrock and Xbox?

  • Rolling Nuggie Light LV.24 Let’s play R6! Sep 22, 2020, 08:56 PM

    yes

  • Rolling Nuggie Light LV.24 Let’s play R6! Sep 22, 2020, 08:56 PM

    u said MIRCOSOFT NOT MICROSOFT

  • Vinnik the slutter^^ verified LV.33 Dream Chaser Sep 22, 2020, 04:34 AM

    The first one is such a big fat middlefinger to PlayStation people since they will probably make it all PC & Xbox only

  • Inlet46_YT LV.9 Nomad Sep 22, 2020, 10:11 AM

    I am going to preface this by saying, I'm a ps4 player. never had a Xbox, probably won't ever have an xbox. but remember earlier this month, when the new avengers game announced an exclusive spiderman dlc for ps4? or, better yet, when the entire spiderman game was a ps4 exclusive? those we're all middle fingers to xbox, and they complained. what did it change? nothing. at this point, I don't think the big company's care about people who complain about exclusives, cause they know they'll still sell millions of copies. Also, it was a middle finger to switch in ALL of these situations, yet you forget switch. makes me think you're a ps4 fanboy. I may be wrong on that front, and I'm sorry if I am.

  • Vinnik the slutter^^ verified LV.33 Dream Chaser Sep 22, 2020, 03:08 PM

    Oh yeah you're right, completely forgot about switch 😅

  • OG_Void LV.21 Shotcaller Sep 22, 2020, 04:46 AM

    The Microsoft buying Bethesda is BS. I know a lot of people will be furious if they make Bethesda games Xbox only. I think they are starting to monopolize the gaming scene and that is scary considering the company buying everything release the same football game every year. But for me, not happy at all with this.

  • AJR_99 LV.19 Gym Leader Sep 23, 2020, 04:59 AM

    keep crying bro

  • Solo_Azzie LV.13 Try Hard Sep 22, 2020, 04:57 AM

    So you’re saying that PlayStation won’t have these games anymore??

  • DaPi LV.32 Haunted Sep 23, 2020, 05:45 AM

    Probably not

  • Ace of Spades7 LV.13 JUST SEND IT Sep 22, 2020, 07:18 AM

    this comment section is just a bunch of ps fanboys I thought we stopped this bs console war

  • Lilmost_platinum Psn LV.8 Nomad Sep 22, 2020, 09:12 AM

    it not a bullshit console war

  • Ace of Spades7 LV.13 JUST SEND IT Sep 22, 2020, 12:25 PM

    says the ps fanboy and Yes it is

  • Just Nathan LV.35 Master Sep 22, 2020, 04:49 AM

    hmmm... interesting...

  • Killy LV.19 I’m the champion! Sep 22, 2020, 07:04 AM

    That’s honestly great that no mans sky wasn’t abandoned it seems like a great game now

  • TakeHerToJapan LV.13 Clearly Hacking Sep 22, 2020, 07:52 AM

    It is, especially on PC with so many mods. But even on console it’s starting to become something amazing

  • Killy LV.19 I’m the champion! Sep 22, 2020, 08:03 AM

    I guess harsh criticism and not giving up can make something great

  • Ravenatort LV.4 Deadeye Sep 22, 2020, 07:18 AM

    Oh my GOD ITS HAPPENING EVERYONE STAY CALM.... I SAID STAY CALM.

  • Baliak LV.12 Assassin Sep 22, 2020, 09:16 PM

    Good play by Microsoft after buying EA pass

  • Killy LV.19 I’m the champion! Sep 22, 2020, 07:03 AM

    Probably the worst purchase they could have made

  • R0b0t LV.3 Lurker Sep 22, 2020, 07:32 AM

    May you explain how and who would’ve been better

  • Killy LV.19 I’m the champion! Sep 22, 2020, 08:05 AM

    Bethesda hasn’t been the best and have dropped some pretty disappointing projects exp fallout 76 there’s a lot of scandal with that company too a way better purchase would have been cdpr

  • Crxupt LV.5 Lurker Sep 22, 2020, 07:07 AM

    Not even capping that was the right chocie

  • Vincent Vasquez LV.2 Big Chungus Sep 22, 2020, 07:12 AM

    how is xbox winning

  • Boris Johnson LV.14 Clearly Hacking Sep 22, 2020, 07:20 AM

    OHH HELL YEAH DOOM I POSSIBLE XBOX EXCLUSIVE XD

  • DaPi LV.32 Haunted Sep 23, 2020, 05:49 AM

    No Doom should be a calculator exclusive

  • StormbladeX69 (XBL) LV.27 Shadow Sep 22, 2020, 07:40 AM

    More games on GamePass the day they release! 🎉 #WINNING

  • Xethriel LV.19 Assassin Sep 22, 2020, 05:37 AM

    well, although I'm worried Microsoft and Bethesda might not be a good thing... since I'll have the ps5 + my pc I think I should still be covered in general, right? lol

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