Sunday November 11, 2018

Microsoft Acquires RPG Developers Obsidian Entertainment and inXile

At its Xbox X018 event in Mexico, Microsoft announced it has acquired RPG developers Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas, Knights of the Republic 2) and inXile (Wasteland 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera). This is Redmond’s latest attempt to strengthen its Xbox library, which many have criticized as being lacking. Microsoft says the studios will "continue to operate autonomously."

Corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios Matt Booty mentioned that the deals are part of the company's goal of "delivering content for new platforms and services like Xbox Game Pass, and creating exclusive games that turn players into loyal Xbox fans" -- what the implications are for PC, particularly in terms of the stores PC players will be able to buy future Obsidian and InXile games from, remains to be seen.