Bethesda Buyout Gives Microsoft a Huge Next-Gen Advantage

The day before pre-orders go live for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Microsoft announces the surprise takeover of Bethesda Softworks, immediately cementing its central strategy into place for the next generation — while putting Sony back on the defensive.

For Microsoft, the acquisition is very much in line with the strategy it has trumpeted since the early days of the Series X announcements. Games are no longer a product for the company — they’re a service.

Read more at Digital Trends

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