Microsoft announced today that it will buy zenimax media, the parent company of Bethesda software, for $7.5 billion in cash. Zenimax media is one of the world’s largest privately owned game developers and distributors. Bethesda software is well received by the game industry. Her masterpieces include role-playing games the elder scrolls and fallout. At the same time, Bethesda software provides an impressive gaming experience for Microsoft’s Xbox game platform. Satya NADELLA, CEO of Microsoft, said: “games are the most extensive category in the entertainment industry. People all over the world use games to connect with friends, socialize and play. High quality differentiated content is the engine behind the growth of Xbox game pass. As a proven game developer and publisher, Bethesda software has been successful in every category of games. Together, we will advance our ambition to power more than 3 billion gamers around the world. ” < / P > < p > the deal has yet to be approved by regulators, and Microsoft is expected to complete it in the second half of its fiscal year 2021, with minimal impact on revenue in 2021 and 2022. It is estimated that the global game market will exceed US $200 billion in 2021. Skip to content