“We’re Nonetheless Bethesda,” Says VP Pete Hines Following Information Of Microsoft’s Acquisition

Following the information that Bethesda is being acquired by Microsoft, VP Pete Hines weighed in on why this transfer was the correct one for them to make. Hines additionally took the chance to assuage any fan considerations over Bethesda altering to suit into its new dwelling.

Hines has been with Bethesda for simply over 20 years. Since he joined the studio, Bethesda has undergone many modifications, together with evolutions of in-house management, new IPs, and shifting visions. He has additionally witnessed mind-numbing development from Bethesda’s humble beginnings. 

The information of the acquisition has been wholly seen as a optimistic throughout the gaming neighborhood, although there have been considerations about Bethesda’s future with PlayStation. Whereas a multiplatform launch for Bethesda’s greatest video games are nonetheless an actual chance, as seen right here with Phil Spencer’s latest commentary, some have voiced concern over Bethesda altering an excessive amount of. 

“The world, our trade, and our firm has modified quite a bit within the 34 years since Bethesda Softworks was first based,” stated Hines in a latest weblog publish. “In the present day, it modified once more. And I do know that brings up questions.

“However the important thing level is we’re nonetheless Bethesda. We’re nonetheless engaged on the identical video games we had been yesterday, made by the identical studios we’ve labored with for years, and people video games can be revealed by us.”

In line with Hines, the change popping out of this acquisition is one thing that was the correct transfer for them to make, “as a result of it permits us to make even higher video games going ahead. Microsoft is an unbelievable associate and affords entry to sources that may make us a greater writer and developer. We imagine which means higher video games so that you can play. Merely put – we imagine that change is a vital a part of getting higher. We imagine in pushing ourselves to be higher. To innovate. To develop.”

Bethesda additionally has a lengthy working historical past with Microsoft and the 2 firms, based on the VP, share most of the identical core values. As Bethesda shifted from a PC-only developer to working with consoles via the years, this acquisition will give the studio much more sources, a much bigger workforce, and extra help for persevering with on our favourite tales whereas creating new ones on the identical time. 

Extra particulars about this acquisition are coming within the subsequent few months, however with Xbox being primarily centered on providers for subsequent gen somewhat than {hardware} gross sales, this might be a very good factor for all. The brand new deal is about to shut within the second fiscal 12 months for 2021. 

[Source: Bethesda]

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