This week it has become official the acquisition of ZeniMax (Bethesda) by Microsoft, a matter we have been talking about for months since it was announced with great fanfare in September 2020.
This will mean that the studios behind games and sagas like Doom, The Elder Scrolls or Dishonored they become part of Xbox internal studies. The deal goes ahead shortly after the tragic passing of Zenimax CEO Robert A. Altman.
Although we still don’t know which of future Bethesda games will be Xbox Series X exclusives (the closest, Deathloop and Ghostwire Tokyo, they had already signed temporary exclusivity agreements with PS5 that will be maintained) the first effect that users will immediately feel is that many of Bethesda’s games will join the Xbox Game Pass catalog, making the offer of subscription games for Xbox and PC consoles even more attractive.
In a stream currently on air (and that will not have game announcements or anything like that) they have confirmed something very important: 20 of the most iconic games in Bethesda history They will be available on Xbox Game Pass starting tomorrow, Friday, March 12.
This is the full list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass tomorrow, specifying which platforms they will be on (consoles, PC and Android via the cloud).
- Dishonored Definitive Edition (console, PC, cloud)
- Dishonored 2 (console, PC, cloud)
- DOOM 1993 (console, PC, cloud)
- DOOM II (console, PC, cloud)
- DOOM 3 (console, PC, cloud)
- DOOM 64 (console, PC, cloud)
- DOOM Eternal (console, PC, cloud)
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Console, PC)
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Console, PC)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (Console, PC, Cloud)
- The Elder Scrolls Online (console, cloud)
- The Evil Within (console, PC, cloud)
- Fallout 4 (console, PC, cloud)
- Fallout 76 (console, PC, cloud)
- Fallout New Vegas (console)
- Prey (console, PC, cloud)
- Rage 2 (console, PC, cloud)
- Wolfenstein The New Order (console, PC, cloud)
- Wolfenstein The Old Blood (console, PC, cloud)
- Wolfenstein Youngblood (console, PC, cloud)
Not only that, several of these games will have performance improvements thanks to the FPS Boost function, already announced a few days ago, which allows improving the frame rate of several backward compatible games on Xbox Series X | S.