This brings me to being a party to the situation. This deal reeks of smoke. Meanwhile, the United States and the European Union are fighting the merger, fearing the formation of a monopoly. After all, Microsoft bought Bethesda and the big titles have been on the way ever since Starfield and Redfall It will be exclusive to Microsoft platforms. Microsoft is starting to look like the Disney of the video game industry. By making these deals with companies like Nintendo, titles are guaranteed to be released on other platforms for the next few years, strengthening their case to make the merger happen. In the short term, they have to share, but when these contracts expire, they are infinitely more powerful. They can still choose to share, but the terms can be one-sided.