Rumor: Bethesda to purchase Valve?

Monday, 26th October 2009 05:20 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Bethesda? Valve? Is there something going on between you two? Because we read this editorial by Eurogamer, and well, just look:

“However, it’s also worth watching closely what happens to Steam in the coming months. Unconfirmed industry scuttlebutt suggests that Zenimax – the parent company of Bethesda, which made headlines back in June when it acquired legendary PC studio id Software – is still on the acquisition trail, and has been making eyes at Half-Life creators Valve across the bar,” said the article.

If true, it’s certainly out of left field, but then, so was Zenimax’s annexation of id Software. Guess we’ll see what’s up in the coming months.

For now, though, speculate away!



  1. mortiferus

    This would not be good. No Sir, not at all.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. blackdreamhunk

    I don’t it beleave for a second that would be really huge.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Uncontested

    This would be awful.. Isn’t Valve rolling in dough from STEAM? Why in gods name would they want to sell?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. SunKing

    I can’t really see them selling. I thought that part of the reason that Steam came into existance was because Valve wanted to avoid being so reliant on a master.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Atleast if its true Valve will be able to break away from EA and have Bethesda publish their hard copies.

    #5 5 years ago
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    #6 5 years ago
  7. Grimrita

    Whilst the UK continues to lag behind the 3rd world in terms of the internet, DD will not take off like it should.

    Most ISPs cap download limits to 8GB a month and if you purchase a couple of games a month, or closer to xmas – 3 or 4, then you will sail past that cap and lose your service or get a fine.

    Before the industry gets moist with excitement over DD, they need to look at the infrastructure first and although I use Steam alot, I al loathed to pay their stupid prices for a game sometimes and end up ordering from amazon

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Yoshi

    OH this isnt good at all =/ VALVE PLEASE SAY NO.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. SunKing

    @ Grimrita: I don’t know about every other ISP out there, but BT and o2 both offer unlimited usage packages, and o2 offers it as standard. Virgin, Be, Sky, the Post Office and Orange also offer the option, too.

    I think the issue is more around speed rather than capacity, but I can see the latter becoming a much larger issue in the future should DD take off in a big way.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    I’d be surprised to see this happen. But not that surprised.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. rainer

    I wouldn’t be that surprised either Zenimax studios Bethesda & iD are both old school PC dev houses as is Valve. If Valve were inclined to sell then Zenimax would be the closest fit.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    Online wars are coming

    #12 5 years ago

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