Oblivion and Fallout 3 remaster plans revealed by leaked Microsoft document

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Some characters from Oblivion and Fallout 3.
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Since Microsoft announced its plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, the publisher of Call of Duty and Overwatch, it’s been grappling with legislators around the world to gain permission to close that deal.

The company has recently been trying to earn the approval of UK regulators, having already faced scrutiny from the American Federal Trade Commission in court.

Now, the case between Microsoft and the FTC, which featured plenty of interesting bombshells while it was being heard, has provided even more, including a look at the games Bethesda’s parent company had listed in internal plans prior to it being acquired by Microsoft.

Are you hoping to be able to play an Oblivion or Fallout 3 remaster at some point in the future?

As reported by The Verge, these titles are listed in a Microsoft presentation from July 2020, which features a schedule forecast from ZeniMax Media detailing some titles for console/PC that were pencilled in to release between the financial years of 2020 and 2024.

As you can see below, among those listed are several unannounced games. These include an Oblivion remaster, a Fallout 3 remaster and Dishonored 3. There’s also a sequel to Ghostwire: Tokyo and what looks to be a new Doom game entitled Doom Year Zero, with the presentation seemingly indicating the latter would receive some DLC following its release.

Some of the other games featured in the schedule don’t have specific names, with one simply being listed as an Indiana Jones game, while others go by what look to be working codenames, such as Project Kestrel and Project Platinum.

Naturally, there are a number of games mentioned in the list that have been released or that we already know about, such as Starfield, Redfall, and The Elder Scrolls 6. Though, it’s important to remember when thinking about the rest of its contents that these projections may have been subject to significant change in the period since the presentation was created.


Within the leaked documents, some of Xbox’s hardware plans have also been revealed, including a redesigned Xbox Series X, a new controller, and some emails that see Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer discuss the potential of a Nintendo acquisition.

Regardless of what you think of this latest development, make sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal saga, as well as our array of guides to the latest developments in Call of Duty Warzone, Modern Warfare 2, and the upcoming Modern Warfare 3.

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