Microsoft Buys out Obsidian Entertainment and inXile

Once again, Microsoft has added to the range of studios under their belt. This time they have acquired Obsidian Entertainment, which is the studio behind games like Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity. Microsoft has even acquired the creator of games like Wasteland 2 and The Bard’s Tale IV, inXile. Both these studios put out videos, where they talked about how exciting all this is. They have even promised that they will still make the same type of RPGs, which they are famous for. The acquisition of Obsidian sounds familiar as final talks regarding the deal took place last month.

The CEO of inXile, Brian Fargo said that one of the common themes, which people must have read about is the extremely weak nature of survival for medium-sized game companies like inXile. It is assumed that he was referring to some number of recent swathes related to closures and layoffs. The company had previously relied partly on crowdfunding for their games, which include the upcoming Wasteland 3. It raises an amount of more than $3 million. Now both inXile and Obsidian have a slice of the budget from Microsoft. Still, only time will tell what actually comes out of the acquisitions?

Microsoft has gone on to expand their internal collection of studios at quite a rapid manner. At E3 they made an announcement of four brand new purchases, that of Compulsion Games (We Happy Few), Ninja Theory (Hell blade), Playground Games (Forza) and Undead Labs (State of Decay). They have also created a new studio known as The Initiative. These two fresh announcements have brought the total tally to 13. The first-party games of Microsoft tend to come to Personal Computers. It is albeit via the Windows Store. So, one should be able to get their hands on whatever all these studios are putting their work on when they are ready.


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