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Rumour: Microsoft to announce new acquisition at Xbox Series X pre-launch event

Published: 11:56, 27 October 2020
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According to the latest rumour, Microsoft are not done with spending money and they will announce the new acquisition of studio/publisher at Xbox Series X pre-launch event in November.

The gaming industry is still shaken by the news of Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax, Bethesda's parent company, and rumors of new acquisitions are not fading. 

The latest rumor has surfaced today and is very interesting. Namely, it is rumored that Microsoft have not finished spending money, and that an announcement can be expected before the launch of the Xbox Series X and S consoles. 

Moreover, the rumor says that a lot info could be presented at the Xbox Series X|S pre-launch event, which is scheduled to take place on November 9. The event should feature big news related to the Xbox Game Pass and news of a new acquisition or partnership with a major developer and/or publisher.

According to industry insider Son of Atom , there are multiple sources leading to this rumour. As always, rumours like this are a normal occurrence in the gaming world and will never go extinct, and should be approached cautiously. 

News like this, whether accurate or not, does not always meet with the approval of Xbox gamers. Some are even critical to the extent that they don’t justify the billions spent on Bethesda and other developers under the ZeniMax roof, as they’ve been for the past couple of years releasing unfinished games, full of bugs, glitches, outdated graphics, and gameplay.

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Of course, there are those who consider such acquisitions anti-consumer because the second platform will remain deprived of games from the purchased development studio, just as the PS5 will be left without new Bethesda games that will be released only for Microsoft platforms, ie. Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC (Windows 10).

Others say Microsoft isn’t able to create their own studio with talent from their camp, but will rather spend the money and buy whatever it takes to stand up to Sony’s PlayStation exclusives. What is certain is that Microsoft means business, and it seems like Phil Spencer has the right vision for it. 

Either way, we will follow the development of the situation as always, so stay tuned.

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