MS Acquires Obsidian and inXile

A Special Announcement from Obsidian Entertainment reveals that the RPG developer has been acquired by Microsoft. On an identical note, this video likewise announces that Microsoft has also acquired inXile, another developer primarily focused on role-playing games (thanks MeanJim). It's probably not a coincidence that both studios were bought at once, as they were both formed from the ashes of Interplay, and have collaborated in the past, most recently on Wasteland 2. This was not without warning, as Kotaku reported a rumor last month that Microsoft was eyeing Obsidian. At the time Obsidian said they "don’t comment on rumors or speculation," and as it turns out they apparently also don't comment on accurate reports. GamesIndustry.biz has more on the news, which they say is focused on Game Pass subscribers. They also relate Microsoft's expected reassurances that both studios will maintain their autonomy:
It's all part of Microsoft's efforts to expand its internal development resource to boost the number of titles it offers via Xbox platforms and specifically its Game Pass subscription offer.

Both studios are known for creating games in similar genres (indeed, members of both teams have worked on the Fallout series, for instance), but Microsoft insists that despite their common heritage, the two teams are different and "will continue to operate autonomously and bring their unique talents, IP, and expertise to Microsoft Studios as they build new RPG experiences for our players and fans." Microsoft says that both studios will preserve their individual cultures 'to realise their creative ambitions'.

Corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios Matt Booty said in a statement: "The 13 distinct and diverse game development teams that form Microsoft Studios are focused on implementing new Microsoft technologies, delivering content for new platforms and services like Xbox Game Pass, and creating exclusive games that turn players into loyal Xbox fans. We are committed to expanding the Microsoft Studios franchises players already love, and investing in new, exclusive content for every type of gamer."

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Red886 wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 08:47:
What can a pc do that a console does not these days?

For starters it can run games at much better quality, higher resolutions, with actual anti aliasing, G-sync, and at more than a vomit inducing 30 FPS?

Oh yeah, and there's more than 10 games available - 99% of the original stuff these days is done by indies on steam.


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