Microsoft absorbs obsidian and inXile, role-playing developers

Microsoft today announced the acquisition of two powerful players from the world of RPG, namely inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. And there was a lot of joy in every kingdom.

The announcement was made during the Redmond XO18 Fans Day in Mexico City.

Microsoft emphasizes that the two studios will remain autonomous. It remains to be seen what this means for the players. The Microsoft editorial group has a reputation for allowing studios to work without restricting their creativity – Bungie has done very well for a while – but InXile and Obsidian are known to be more concerned with fans than net results.

Both studios are loved by their fans, for different reasons. inXile is perhaps best known for his role-playing in perspective, such as Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera. The studio has just come out Bard's Tale IV and presumably, the next Wasteland 3 will be launched on Xbox One and Windows 10.

Obsidian is also legendary for role-playing, but his titles tend to be a little more action-oriented. The games in his portfolio include the excellent Star Wars: The Knights of the Ancient Republic II: The Sith Lords and Fallout: New Vegas. More recently, he came out South Park: The Stick of Truth and Pillars of Eternity.

Whether you like the news or not, it's worth mentioning that all games are coming out on the Xbox The platform should launch on Xbox Game Pass, like all titles Microsoft Studios. This gives the subscription platform a little more value, if you ask us.

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