Check Out Which Games And Studios Now Owned By Microsoft

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With Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the company’s list of studios and games is very long now. ZeniMax is the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, which means many huge game franchises are now owned by Microsoft, which includes The Elder Scrolls, Doom, Fallout, Dishonored, and many more.

With Microsoft eating up so many studios and games, it’s hard to keep track of what the giant corporation now owns. To make it a bit more clearer, here’s a list of every studio that Microsoft Studios owns.

Although this list is very long, it’s not the final reflection of Microsoft’s influence. The company also has many other distribution deals with a list of developers that are not listed here because it does not own them, like Ori and the Blind Forrest developer Moon Studios.

Here is the list in full, beginning with the ZeniMax haul and ending with Microsoft’s other purchases.


ZeniMax Media acquisition

  • id Software (Doom Eternal)
  • MachineGames (Wolfenstein)
  • Roundhouse Studios (Rune II)
  • Tango Gameworks (The Evil Within, Ghostwire: Tokyo)
  • Alpha Dog Games (mobile games)
  • Arkane Studios (Dishonored)
  • Arkane Studios Austin
  • Bethesda Game Studios (Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Fallout 76)
  • Bethesda Game Studios Austin (Fallout 76)
  • Bethesda Game Studios Dallas
  • Bethesda Game Studios Montreal
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • ZeniMax Online Studios (The Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 76)

Previous acquisitions

  • 343 Industries (Halo)
  • Compulsions Games (We Happy Few)
  • Double Fine Productions (Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, Broken Age)
  • inXile Entertainment (Wasteland, Bard’s Tale)
  • Mojang Studios (Minecraft)
  • Ninja Theory (Devil May Cry, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice)
  • Obsidian Games (The Outer Worlds, South Park: The Stick of Truth)
  • Playground Games (Forza Horizon)
  • Rare (Sea of Thieves)
  • The Coalition (Gears of War)
  • Turn 10 Studios (Forza Motorsport)
  • Undead Labs (State of Decay)
  • World’s Edge (Age of Empires)

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