• Microsoft acquires CRPG heavyweights Obsidian and InXile

    8 days ago - By PC World

    For years Microsoft's talked about renewing its commitment to PC gaming, with mixed results. Today's announcements might signal an actual push towards that future, though. At its XO18 event in Mexico City, Microsoft announced it's acquiring not one but two PC-centric developers, heavyweight RPG developers Obsidian and InXile. It's a huge play. Both spun out of legendary publisher Interplay-InXile founded by Interplay's “leader in exile” Brian Fargo, while Obsidian emerged from the ashes of Black Isle Studios. Both have been perpetually cash-strapped, turning to Kickstarter to fund...
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  • Microsoft Acquires Obsidian Entertainment

    Microsoft Acquires Obsidian Entertainment

    8 days ago - By Game Rant

    Microsoft announces that the Obsidian Entertainment is officially acquired, adding an RPG heavyweight studio to Microsoft's roster of first-party development studios.
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  • Obsidian, inXile acquired by Microsoft Studios

    Obsidian, inXile acquired by Microsoft Studios

    8 days ago - By Gamasutra

    Microsoft has announced the acquisition of RPG-centric studios Obsidian and inXile Entertainment, as part of a host of announcements at its X08 event in Mexico. ...
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  • Microsoft to acquire RPG specialists Obsidian Entertainment and InXile

    8 days ago - By GamesIndustry

    Pillars of Eternity, Fallout New Vegas and Wasteland 3 creators join to boost Game Pass
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  • X018: Microsoft announces it's acquiring Obsidian, inXile - CNET

    8 days ago - By CNET

    Microsoft's effort to expand its first-party game lineup is expanding its reach to RPGs.
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  • Microsoft To Acquire InXile Entertainment And Obsidian Entertainment

    Microsoft To Acquire InXile Entertainment And Obsidian Entertainment

    8 days ago - By GameInformer

    During today's XO18 stream, Microsoft Studios announced its intent to acquire inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. InXile most recently released The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep and is currently working on Wasteland 3, while Obsidian released Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire earlier this year.
    InXile was founded in 2002 by Brian Fargo and has garnered a reputation for developing role-playing games. The studio has developed recent entries in the Bard's Tale series and Wasteland franchises. In addition, the developer put out Torment: Tides of Numenera in 2017. Wasteland 3 is...
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  • Microsoft grabs two legendary RPG Studios: Obsidian Entertainment and InExile Entertainment

    8 days ago - By WMPoweruser

    Microsoft's XO18 event brought a tonne of welcome surprises, but the biggest shock appeared right at the end: Obsidian Entertainment and InExile Entertainment have joined the Microsoft family. Obsidian Entertainment isn't the biggest surprise of the two, although they are the bigger studio. The rumor mill has spun loud and fast about the possibility of...
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  • Microsoft Studios buys 'Fallout: New Vegas' house Obsidian

    8 days ago - By Engadget

    With the next generation of gaming consoles on the horizon, Microsoft Studios has been gobbling up high-profile developers, and it's continuing that trend today with the acquisition of Fallout: New Vegas studio Obsidian Entertainment and Wasteland 2...
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  • InXile and Obsidian Both Acquired by Microsoft Game Studios

    8 days ago - By N4G

    Microsoft Game Studios boss Matt Booty announced during the X018 Inside Xbox live stream that inXile and Obsidian join the first-party roster
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  • InXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment join Microsoft Studios

    InXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment join Microsoft Studios

    8 days ago - By Windows Central

    Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment are set to join Microsoft Studios.
    Two of the industry's most promising RPG crafters are joining Microsoft Studios.
    The first is inXile Entertainment, known recently for Torment: Tides of Numenera and Wasteland 2 on Xbox. The second is Obsidian Entertainment, recently renowned for Fallout New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and the Pillars of Eternity series. The announcements were made today at X018 , adding to Microsoft's growing list of first-party studios.
    inXile Entertainment is currently working on Wasteland 3, and recently...
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  • Xbox Acquires Wasteland, Bard's Tale Studio InXile Entertainment

    8 days ago - By GameSpot

    Microsoft is set to add another developer to its growing list of first-party studios. At X018, a celebratory Xbox event taking place in Mexico City, Microsoft revealed its intention to acquire inXile Entertainment, the developer of Wasteland 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep. The announcement was made by Matt Booty, head of Microsoft Studios and, according to Microsoft, inXile will continue to operate independently, but have the support to pursue its creative ambitions on all existing and new projects. InXile's Brian Fargo said joining Microsoft allows the...
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  • Xbox Acquires Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Developer

    8 days ago - By GameSpot

    Microsoft has announced it will acquire Obsidian Entertainment, developer of role-playing games including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic , Fallout: New Vegas , South Park: The Stick of Truth , Alpha Protocol , and Pillars of Eternity , among others. The announcement was made during X018, an Xbox fan event that is taking place in Mexico City. "As one of the industry's premiere RPG developers, we couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to add their expertise to Microsoft Studios, while enabling the studio to preserve its unique culture and build on its talent and vision to...
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  • Microsoft absorbs RPG developers Obsidian and inXile

    Microsoft absorbs RPG developers Obsidian and inXile

    8 days ago - By The Next Web

    Microsoft today announced the acquisition of two heavy-hitters in the RPG gaming world, namely inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. And there was much rejoicing throughout every kingdom. The announcement came during the Redmond company's annual XO18 fan fest in Mexico City. Microsoft stresses that both studios will remain autonomous. What this means for gamers remains to be seen, Microsoft's publishing arm has a reputation for enabling studios without squashing creativity - Bungie did quite well there, for awhile - but both inXile and Obsidian have a reputation for caring more...
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