Microsoft – Software giant buys The Elder Scrolls developer for $7.5 billion

[Official press release] Microsoft today announced it has closed a deal to take control of ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda Softworks, the company which made games such as DOOM and The Elder Scrolls franchise. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash. The games developer has floundered in recent times with its launches such as Fallout 76, and complaints over its aging engine being used to develop upcoming titles such as The Elder Scrolls 6 and space-epic Starfield. More details can be found at the official press release link from Microsoft.