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Oh, Microsoft just acquired Fallout: New Vegas dev Obsidian Entertainment

11 November, 2018, 11:55 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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The announcement was made today at Microsoft's Inside Xbox X018 press conference which was broadcasted live from Mexico City. These two PC studios are now part of Microsoft's first party studios so it will be interesting to see what games they'll be developing for Microsoft's platforms.

Eurogamer is reporting that Microsoft has confirmed its purchase of two major RPG studios, Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment. inXile's most recent game is The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep, while Obsidian's latest is Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. The developer of Pillars of Eternity and many other titles had been rumored to be acquired recently.

"One of my dreams has always been to create an environment in which creativity can flourish, and this is going to allow that to happen in a way I've never had before", inXile CEO Brian Fargo said in a video to the community.

Microsoft stresses that both studios will remain autonomous. Released in 1988, the game was both a critical and commercial success.

Some of the most likely reasons for Microsoft picking up both of these studios is to add more titles to Xbox Game Pass and continue to support services similar to that in the future.

The original Wasteland - an open-world, science fiction role-playing game - was developed by Fargo at his Interplay Productions studio under publisher Electronic Arts. They will continue to operate autonomously with their unique talents, IP and expertise. We'll update this story if anything else arises regarding the topic.



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