An absurd rumor is making its rounds that means Sony is planning to buy ZeniMax Media, the father or mother firm of developer/writer Bethesda, Tango Gameworks, Arkane Studios, and Machine Video games. This rumor, nevertheless, is sort of definitely pretend. Its supply has no earlier credibility or proof and the mere concept of a media monstrosity like ZeniMax being bought by Sony shouldn’t be lifelike in any respect. So as to add to the absurdity, the rumor additionally claims that Bethesda’s house RPG Starfield was canceled because the developer pushes in direction of transport The Elder Scrolls VI as quickly as 2021, and says Fallout remakes are coming even sooner.
The rumor began a few days in the past after a Redditor by the title of Zenimaxinsider with no earlier historical past posted a number of threads in numerous subreddits claiming the acquisition could be finalized as early as February. Apparently, the Redditor can have extra to say “quickly,” however we’re betting the extra phrases are prone to be “haha, gotcha” or “Sorry for fooling everybody.” Besides that they actually aren’t fooling anybody. The put up in full reads:
Deal could be finalized by the top of January/early February.
Star subject was canned three months in the past, all fingers on deck for TES 6 for a 2022 launch date. Fallout remakes subsequent 12 months.
Can provide extra particulars quickly.
A trademark for the Starfield was filed on the finish of 2019, so it’s fairly unlikely the sport has been canceled. And whereas Starfield nonetheless has a methods to go when it comes to improvement, Bethesda’s maintained that it’ll launch earlier than The Elder Scrolls VI, each of that are deliberate to launch on the following era of consoles. Starfield has been in improvement since at the very least 2015 and it’s not going that issues have shifted that radically on the studio. The portion with probably the most potential to come back true is the Fallout remakes, which don’t fly out of the realm of chance, however the supply has zero credibility (and every thing else is laughably false), so take this rumor with a grain of salt.
The studios below ZeniMax have launched among the most notable titles throughout a number of platforms through the years. One of many final era’s most rereleased video games is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which shipped within the fall of 2011 on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. It later got here to PS4, Xbox One, PSVR, and even the Nintendo Swap (and some different platforms), and has racked up greater than 30 million copies offered. Likewise, ZeniMax owns franchises like Arkane Studios’ Prey and Dishonored, Machine Video games’ Wolfenstein, and Tango Gameworks’ The Evil Inside.
[Source (of the absurd and most certainly not true rumor): Reddit]