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Microsoft Is Close To Buying Obsidian

11 October, 2018, 03:06 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • Rumor: Microsoft to Acquire 'Fallout: New Vegas' Developer Obsidian Entertainment

According to Kotaku, Microsoft is now in the process of buying the Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian to add to their evergrowing list of studios. Working under Microsoft would ensure that the studio's projects would have ample funding, as the it has faced closure before in 2012.

In Kotaku's report, they say that a source close to the deal has stated that it is "90% finished..."

If this deal goes through, it would be a huge change for Obsidian Entertainment who has remained independent for 15 years while developing beloved RPGs like Knights of the Old Republic 2, Fallout: New Vegas, and the more recent Pillars of Eternity series. Clearly, this would provide the studio with some stability and heaps of resources from one of the "Big 3".

Rumours that Obsidian could become part of the Xbox family have been doing the rounds ever since Microsoft announced the acquisition of five new studios at E3, and hinted they were after more.

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A Microsoft person told Kotaku that 'We do not comment on rumors or speculation.' Standard.

"Unfortunately, we don't comment on rumours or speculation other than to say that the Rumours album by Fleetwood Mac still holds up", said an Obsidian spokesperson.

Obsidian's relationship with Microsoft doesn't leave much in the way of company friendship.

Microsoft has kept Minecraft multiplatform, even enabling cross-play between Switch and Xbox One players, but console makers usually buy studios with the intent for those studios to make games for their consoles, not the competition.

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