According to another leaked document, Zenimax Media and Bethesda had been planning on remastering its hit RPGs Oblivion and Fallout 3. A brand-new Doom entry is also reportedly coming.
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The upcoming space-based RPG is now an Xbox console exclusive, but Microsoft believed Starfield, along with ZeniMax's Indiana Jones game, could have had millions of PlayStation game sales.
Phil Spencer's testimony today in the current court battle between the FTC and Microsoft would seem to suggest Sony was going to make Starfield at least a timed exclusive for its PlayStation platform.
The FTC claims Microsoft's decision to keep ZeniMax games like Redfall and Starfield off of other consoles is "powerful evidence" against the company acquiring Activision Blizzard.
An official Microsoft statement says the company has actually "expanded footprint" of games that it has shipped on PlayStation consoles following its acquisition of ZeniMax in 2021.
The US Federal Trade Commission says Microsoft has only sent it "a smattering" of requested files pertaining to its proposed Activision Blizzard purchase, and has not produced anything for 24 requests
The Doom franchise is going to Android and iOS with a new spin-off. Titled Mighty Doom, the game is a free-to-play top-down arcade shooter featuring a miniaturized version of the Doom Slayer.
Join us in the first edition of Microsoft Weekly for 2023 as we recap all the important Redmond-specific news items from the past few days including new builds, app updates, and Bing on steroids.
Citing internal emails, a new report claims that Microsoft is offering a $1,500 "pandemic bonus" to almost all of its employees. GitHub, LinkedIn, and ZeniMax staff are apparently not eligible.
Bethesda SVP Pete Hines has issued an apology to people who are frustrated that Starfield will not be available on their preferred platform, while also emphasizing that it is what it is.
Microsoft will soon be hosting a special joint conference that shows off wares from both Xbox and Bethesda according to Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty. This is likely to be a part of E3.
The week that's just gone by has brought us news of the ongoing Exchange vulnerabilities, the completion of Microsoft's ZeniMax buyout, and much more. Be sure to catch up via our handy overview.
Phil Spencer has said that future Bethesda titles without contractual obligations will only be available on platforms where Xbox Game Pass exists, confirming Xbox ecosystem exclusivity.
Microsoft has announced a massive wave of Xbox Game Pass games that will hit tomorrow March 12. The games are from eight Bethesda Softworks franchises, including The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and more.
Microsoft today officially welcomed ZeniMax Media and its eight studios into Xbox, bringing in development giants like Bethesda, MachineGames, id, and more. Xbox exclusives are planned.
Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda's parent company, ZeniMax Media, has been approved by the European Union. Microsoft will own massive franchises like DOOM, The Elder Scrolls, and more.
The week that's just ending has brought news relating to the ZeniMax acquisition, productivity enhancements, Windows updates, and more. Be sure to catch up on all that via our handy overview.
The European Union's competition regulators are set to decide the fate of Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax Media on March 5. If approved, the deal will bring titles like Doom under Microsoft's wing.
A number of announcements graced the home page this week, including some Microsoft departures, new builds, and a surprising game announcement from MachineGames. Catch up via our handy overview.
2020 ends in a few days, which makes now the perfect time to take a look back at some events and happenings in the tech landscape which caught us off-guard, for better or for worse.
In an interview, Phil Spencer has stated that Microsoft is under no pressure to release upcoming Bethesda games on PlayStation platforms to recoup its $7.5 billion ZeniMax Media purchase.
Without a doubt, this was a big week for Microsoft news. From the giant gaming acquisition, the announcements from Ignite 2020, and more, be sure to catch up via our handy overview.
id Software's Doom Eternal launch happened last week, and it had managed to break franchise sales records. The well-received shooter had witnessed double the sales of the 2016 reboot.
ZeniMax Media has now officially filed a lawsuit against Oculus VR, claiming that its CTO John Carmack helped to develop the Oculus Rift hardware and software while still working at id Software.
A new statement from Oculus VR strikes back against ZeniMax Media's claims that its CTO John Carmack took any IP from id Software to Oculus, saying there is no Zenimax code "in any Oculus products."
ZeniMax Media, the owner of id Software, has sent out legal notices to both Oculus VR and Facebook, claiming that John Carmack improperly took Zenimax's IP when he left id to become CTO of Oculus VR.