Microsoft Won’t Interfere With Bethesda’s Publishing Services – Xbox Game Studios Boss

Matt Booty also insists Bethesda studios will retain their creative freedom.

Posted By | On 20th, May. 2021

bethesda

Acquisitions and mergers are not exactly uncommon in the games industry (or any industry, for that matter), but very few deals in the industry have been of the same scale and scope as Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda. As one of the biggest third party publishers around and the owner of some of gaming’s biggest and most popular franchises, the addition of Bethesda to Microsoft’s first party portfolio is a massive deal- but, of course, there are questions about how exactly Microsoft is going to handle Bethesda going forward. Will they be allowed to retain their autonomy and creative independence, or are they going to be integrated into Microsoft’s business more heavily?

According to Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty, it’s going to be a case of the former. In an interview with Le Figaro (via Reddit), Booty said that Microsoft is not going to interfere with Bethesda’s publishing wing, which includes everything from publishing and marketing to sales and communication, and more. At the same time, Bethesda’s studios are also going to be able to retain their creative freedom and independence, much like the approach that Microsoft is taking for all the studios it is acquiring.

Booty also re-iterated that Bethesda, much like all Microsoft studios, is going to focus on delivering content for Xbox Game Pass. At the same time, Booty says Microsoft doesn’t want its studios to create their games specifically based on what sort of an experience would work best for the subscription service.

In the same interview, Booty also confirmed that Microsoft and Bethesda will have a joint press conference at E3 2021.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Deathloop’s ESRB Rating Promises Drugs, Violence, And Wild Times

Deathloop’s ESRB Rating Promises Drugs, Violence, And Wild Times

The game has been rated M for Mature, unsurprisingly, and its rating summary promises some crazy things in you...

Apex Legends – Season 10: Emergence Gameplay Trailer Sees World’s Edge in Ruins

Apex Legends – Season 10: Emergence Gameplay Trailer Sees World’s Edge in Ruins

The new trailer also showcases the new Rampage LMG, new cosmetics in the battle pass and some abilities for th...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris Launches on August 12

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris Launches on August 12

The second and last major paid expansion in Assassin's Creed Valhalla's first expansion pass is launching next...

Dead Space Remake Will Include Accessibility Options, Says Creative Director

Dead Space Remake Will Include Accessibility Options, Says Creative Director

In an interview with IGN, Dead Space remake's creative director talks about his plans for including accessibil...

No More Heroes 3 Trailer Shows Off Open-World Elements Ahead Of Its August Release

No More Heroes 3 Trailer Shows Off Open-World Elements Ahead Of Its August Release

No More Heroes 3 receives 3 teaser trailers showcasing Travis Touchdown casually strolling and speeding around...

Astro’s Playroom Developer Team Asobi Staffing Up For Next Game

Astro’s Playroom Developer Team Asobi Staffing Up For Next Game

Astro's Playroom developer seems to be hiring for a new 3D action game which will feature "creative situations...