Arkane Austin studio director Harvey Smith is confident that Microsoft and Bethesda are perfect for each other. Moreover, Bethesda couldn’t find a better partner in the market.
Smith discussed the purchase of Microsoft’s ZeniMax, which includes Bethesda, Arkane, id Software, and several other studios with the Spanish site Vandal . When asked if he noticed any changes, the developer said it was still in the process.
I cannot say much about this, because I know almost nothing myself. But so far for Arkane, there has been no change yet. But if I imagined the ideal partner, in terms of publishers and the people I worked with, it would be very difficult to come up with someone better for Bethesda than Microsoft.
This is the perfect combination.
In addition, it became known from the interview that Harvey Smith is working on a new project with the developers of Prey and Dishonored. No details yet.
Microsoft announced the purchase of ZeniMax for $ 7.5 billion in September 2020. The deal has not yet been closed and will take several more months.