Microsoft Rumoured to be Buying Fallout: New Vegas Developer Obsidian

Ruben Fields
October 11, 2018

Microsoft is buying Obsidian Entertainment, says a report citing sources close to the matter.

One compelling argument for the sale is that being owned by a company with deep pockets will offer Obsidian stability and resources the likes of which it has never had before. As mentioned above, Sony clearly is on the winning side when it comes to better titles on their platform, but what if Microsoft can swing the market with some strong RPG releases?

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

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When questioned for comment, a Microsoft spokesperson said, "We do not comment on rumors or speculation". The companies did not say anything about which consoles the RPG will be available on, and it isn't clear how this sale will affect that game.

Obsidian Entertainment has been in operation since 2003 and rose out of the ashes of Black Isle Studios, a company that had been involved in both the Fallout and Baldur's Gate series.

Microsoft announced various other studio acquisitions at E3 2018, such as Ninja Theory, The Initiative, Undead Labs, Playground Games, and Compulsion Games. Its most recent notable game studio purchase before that was Mojang, the maker of Minecraft. "People want to play great games on our platform". Behind the scenes Microsoft is picking up some quite formidable game development studios to battle the goliath of Sony. The RPG-company were to make a launch exclusive, Stormlands, for the Xbox One but it wasn't to be with a large amount of company intrusion before an eventual cancellation.

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