The Xbox + Bethesda merger is now officially official. Statements were put out by both Xbox and Bethesda announcing the official beginning of one of gaming’s biggest mergers ever. “This is the next step in building an industry-leading first party studios team, a commitment we have to our Xbox community. 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.”
Newzoo has released their Global Esports & Live Streaming Market Report 2021. You can download the free version here. Some highlights of the report include: Projections of Global esports revenues growing to $1,084 million in 2021, a year-on-year growth of +14.5%, up from $947.1 million in 2020. $833.6 million in revenues, over 75% of the total market, will come from media rights and sponsorship. Global games live-streaming audience will hit 728.8 million in 2021, growing +10.0% from 2020.