With Microsoft finally closing on the purchase of Zenimax this past week, Game Pass (which is already arguably one of the best deals in gaming) got a sudden, huge influx of 20 Bethesda titles to the service.
While these are admittedly older, previous generation titles, so far the start of this new console generation has been incredibly tepid. With inventory issues preventing most people from getting a system, and the pandemic pushing back the release of some of the bigger console exclusives, right now any move to add value to a console/service matters, and it’s hard to deny that Bethesda’s library is a big get for Microsoft’s platform. They’re even talking about framerate enhancements for the Series X.
I do wish the PC side of Game Pass got a little more love. I understand why it doesn’t (Microsoft doesn’t make money from PC sales the way they do on Xbox sales), but getting Outriders for free would have been nice.
As promised, the first wave of the Console Wars Art Series are now available for pre-order. All pre-ordered posters will be signed. If you’d prefer to just have them as desktop wallpapers, you can get all three high-res desktop wallpapers right now at the $10 Patreon tier.