Zenimax first started talking to id about the possibility of buying the firm about a year ago, ZeniMax CEO Robert Altman has told Joystiq.
“I had my first meeting with Todd Hollenshead at E3 a year ago,” he said.
“We had a general discussion about how our two companies might explore matters of mutual interest and the conversations then took place over the ensuing months.
“So it’s been almost a year, on and off, that we’ve been having these conversations.”
Zenimax was announced as the new owner of id earlier this week.
There’s an interview with Altman and John Carmack through the link.