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Microsoft will consider buying other studios, says Satya Nadella

Microsoft head Satya Nadella has said the company will continue to consider buying new studios after its recent acquisition of Bethesda via ZeniMax Media.

“You can’t wake up one day and say, ‘Let me build a game studio,'” Nadella told Cnet, later advising that the company will consider buying more studios beyond those within Bethesda. “The idea of having content is so we can reach larger communities.”

The news of Bethesda’s acquisition was made just yesterday, with Xbox head Phil Spencer applauding the company as “early supporters of Xbox Game Pass, bringing their games to new audiences across devices and have been actively investing in new gaming technology like cloud streaming of games.

While it’s still early days, we know that Microsoft will honour one-year PS5 console exclusivity on upcoming Bethesda titles like Ghostwire Tokyo and Deathloop. Moreover, The Elder Scrolls Online took to Twitter to ensure its PS4 userbase that servers won’t disappear.

We’ll keep you informed as more of Microsoft and Bethesda’s plans are revealed.

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