Today Microsoft’s Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry Hryb posted a video featuring an interview with Xbox division head Phil Spencer and Bethesda’s Todd Howard and Pete Hines about yesterday’s announcement acquisition.
Interestingly, we hear that many at Bethesda found out about the acquisition at the same time as the world has found out.
Yet, according to Howard, everybody was excited and pretty much said “of course,” with the feeling that the acquisition is going to make upcoming games better.
“It’s a big step, but for us, a really natural fit.”
The interview also shares quite a few interesting tidbits about the long-running relationship between Microsoft and Bethesda.
We then hear more about Microsoft’s plans for Bethesda’s games and Game Pass.
If you want to hear more from Phil Spencer, you can watch another video from yesterday.
Incidentally, yesterday Spencer also confirmed that Microsoft is going to honor the commitments made prior to the acquisition, like the temporary PS5 exclusives of Deathloop and Ghostwire Tokyo. After that, Bethesda’s games will be on Xbox One and PC with other consoles possibly considered on a case-by-case basis.
This will certainly help push Microsoft’s new consoles. The Xbox Series X is priced at $499, while the Series S’ price is $299. They will both release on November 10 and pre-orders start tomorrow.