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Seems we're not the only people who think Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda is a fantastic one, as Arkane Austin studio head Harvey Smith also agrees.

In a recent interview with the Spanish publication Vandal (thanks, VGC), Smith spoke about his experience working at Arkane during the acquisition and how "there has been no change", but he believes the partnership between the two "fit perfectly":

“I think the process is still unfolding, I can’t say much about it because I don’t know much either, I would say there has been no change at Arkane so far, but if I were to imagine the ideal partner, thinking of all the publishers and the people I know who work for them, it would be very, very difficult to find a better partner for Bethesda than Microsoft. They fit perfectly.”

It's great to see people on the inside excited about the prospect and what the merger could mean for both Xbox and the games industry as a whole. While we haven't seen anything from the purchase so far, outside of games such as Doom Eternal hitting Xbox Game Pass, no doubt this year will bring some teases at the very least.

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