Reports suggest that Microsoft could be hosting a conference in March, covering the details of their acquisition of Bethesda.
The news of Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda caused quite a stir in the gaming community.
The goliath games company has produced some of gaming's most revered titles. The Elder Scrolls and the Fallout series have made waves in the world of video game production, and are regarded as some of the best games ever made.
Even their smaller titles and IPs like the modern DOOM series and Dishonored have performed brilliantly and built their own cult followings.
They might have had some misses like the notoriously buggy Fallout 76, but they're best remembered for their instant classics.
Plus, it looks like a lucky time to buy for Microsoft; the new Bethesda Indiana Jones game looks fantastic.
Speculation has begun as to Microsoft's plans for Bethesda. But, it seems that we might learn something new very soon.
Microsoft's Bethesda Conference - Coming in March?
It's reported that an event that details the specifics of the merger between Microsoft and Bethesda could be coming this March.
Games Beat journalist Jeff Grubb has mentioned his expectations on the Games Beat Decides Podcast.
"I don't know if it will be a full, [Nintendo] Direct-style event," says Grubb. "But they will make note about it and they will talk about it extensively, explain what it means for everybody and talk about the immediate future of both companies becoming one."
The prospect of a Microsoft and Bethesda conference sounds exciting, even if the event doesn't mirror the layout of Nintendo's Directs. All we need is some info as to the future of Bethesda's outputs. But then again, some game announcements wouldn't go amiss either.
Grubb concludes "So yeah, expect that to happen sometime in mid-March". And there is a reason that March is a good time for it.
Microsoft and Bethesda's merger does have some legal snags to it. Reports indicate that it will undergo review in the European Union on March 5th.
Once this date has passed, Microsoft should have clearance to talk openly about their plans with Bethesda without dealing with any legal fallout.
We can't wait to see what the merger holds for both companies, especially after Phil Spencer's talk on the next gaming generation.
The next generation of games is already incredibly exciting. In fact, some older games have received a Series X performance boost. Plus, the Xbox Series controller has been found to have a secret feature.