According to sources spoken to by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, it would appear that Microsoft is wrapping up a huge deal to acquire the currently independent studio, Obsidian Entertainment! Three individuals that were told of said negotiations are sure that the deal will be inked sooner rather than later.
Obsidian Entertainment is well known for their work in the role-playing genre, and has given us classics like Knights of the Old Republic II and Fallout: New Vegas. Based in Irvine, California, it is both a critically acclaimed studio as well as one well-loved by fans.
That has not stopped the company from nearly going under back in 2012, but their recent successes on Kickstarter for both Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny has helped stabilize the ship. Being part of Microsoft’s family will ensure that the studio will have stability and the resources to go big creatively.
Both Microsoft and Obsidian have chosen not to comment on the rumours.
This news comes after Microsoft announced their acquisition of four new studios at this year’s E3 – Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory and Compulsion Games.
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