The shifting of assets and acquisitions are now done and settled. Microsoft has now official finalised the absorption of the Zenimax / Bethesda and all its franchises.
One big hurdle cleared was getting the nod of approval from the EU Commission. Following that, the US also approved of the acquisition. Making it totally official. Bethesda is now exclusively part of the Xbox family. And, by extension, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios are all lumped in there too.
And Xbox did not make fun celebrating the news with confirmation that Bethesda would be working on putting even more of their games into Game Pass than ever before.
As for Xbox exclusivity when it comes to game titles. Xbox head of gaming Phil Spencer has hinted before that the games would be assessed on a title-by-title basis, but furthermore, all-but-confirmed most other-platform gamer fears that their beloved, more popular titles could very well be made into Xbox exclusives. At least, that is were things seem to be leaning towards:
With the addition of the Bethesda creative teams, gamers should know that Xbox consoles, PC, and Game Pass will be the best place to experience new Bethesda games, including some new titles in the future that will be exclusive to Xbox and PC players.
More as things develop.