Microsoft’s acquisition this week of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, has brought with it ownership of several video game franchises. Included in that deal is The Elder Scrolls, a collection of games that includes the fifth chapter in the series, Skyrim, and its upcoming sequel.
In addition to those acquisitions there is also The Elder Scrolls Online, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game which began in 2014. Available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4, it’ll be business as usual for The Elder Scrolls Online even after Microsoft’s $7.5 billion purchase of it and the rest of the Bethesda game library.
“I want to take this moment to reassure the entire Elder Scrolls community that ESO will continue to be supported exactly as it was, and we fully expect to keep growing and thriving on each of the platforms that are currently supported,” Matt Firor, Studio Director of