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Microsoft's Phil Spencer says Xbox Can't Influence Bethesda's Direction - Yet

Several weeks ago, we reported on the humongous news that Bethesda Softworks was set to be acquired by Microsoft, which made headlines throughout the gaming community. While the sale still isn't final, Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, divulges in a recent Gamereactor interview, that not only is he not currently sitting down with Todd Howard and talking their future, but that doing so would be illegal.

Phil Spencer Believes It's Possible to Recoup $7.5B Bethesda Purchase Without Elder Scrolls VI on PlayStation

Remember Microsoft's $7.5 billion purchase of Zenimax Media and their child companies, including Bethesda Softworks? A new interview from Kotaku with Phil Spencer sheds some more light on that.

OPINION: Microsoft's ZeniMax Acquisition is Bad for Consumers (Shank Rants)

By now, you have no doubt seen the news of Microsoft's $7.5 billion buyout of Zenimax Media - the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. Before the hype and excitement make their rounds, if they haven't already, let's pause for a moment and apply some critical thinking. I do not think this acquisition is good for consumers. Here's why.

Elder Scrolls Online - Microsoft Acquires Zenimax Online Media - Parent Company to Bethesda Softworks

In a stark, but not surprising move, Microsoft has acquired Zenimax Online Media, the parent company to Bethesda, which would solidify Microsoft as one of the premiere parent companies of some of the most well known and exciting RPG intellectual properties the gaming industry has come to love over the past several decades. The acquisition will include all of Bethesda's library, including Elder Scrolls, and Fallout.

Destiny 2 - Rumors Swirl on Microsoft Buying Bungie, Bungie Denies Acquisition Talks

In an article on Forbes, Paul Tassi referenced a podcast where Jeff Grubb stated that Microsoft has attempted to buy Destiny 2 developer Bungie. The anecdote ends with the deal being canned, due to price negotiations.

Star Wars: Squadrons Leak is Real, Full Reveal Next Week

It looks like that leaked Star Wars: Squadrons game is indeed real, as confirmed by EA.

Microsoft's AI Is Making Raid Bosses Even Harder

Microsoft shared new AI details which apparently create unbeatable raid bosses.

Xbox Series X Coming on Thanksgiving?

Microsoft may have just leaked exactly when we can expect the Xbox Series X. For a brief time today, several regional websites were updated to read “Coming Thanksgiving” instead of “Coming Holiday 2020.” As of this writing, all of the sites seem to be corrected and unified under the “holiday” tag.