Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Studios, bringing the likes of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Doom, and more into the Microsoft family.
The acquisition has cost $7.5 billion, which is a huge amount of money for such a purchase. While it’s a different industry, Disney paid just $4 billion for Marvel.
Below, we’ve listed ten high profile video game developer and publisher acquisitions, to compare the prices with that of the Zenimax purchase.
Activision Blizzard – King – $5.9 Billion
In November 2015, Activision Blizzard confirmed that they had acquired King for $5.9 billion. King boasted more than half a billion monthly active users at the time across their many mobile games, headlined by Candy Crush.