Microsoft Officially Acquires Developers inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment

Sheri Evans
November 12, 2018

The only caveat moving forward is that PlayStation plays might miss out on the masterpieces from either studio, depending on how Microsoft wants to handle releases. We're probably not gonna see them for some time (probably not until the next hardware release) but it's good to know they're around the corner.

The full list of Microsoft Studios, including inXile and Obsidian.

InXile Entertainment is now working on Wasteland 3, and recently launched The Bard's Tale IV dungeon crawler on PC.

Alongside this news, Microsoft also confirmed rumors that they had purchased Obsidian. "It was important for us to find studio partners who have strong creative visions, a mastery of their medium and are expert world-builders".

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The Head of Microsoft Studios, Matt Booty, took to the stage at XO18 to announce two more game studios joining the company, joining the five studios that were adopted back at E3.

inXile Entertainment is a team of industry veterans with decades of PC and RPG expertise. Meanwhile, inXile Entertainment is known for The Bard's Tale series, as well as Wasteland 2 and Wasteland 3. The studio will continue to operate autonomously and bring its unique talents, IP and expertise to Microsoft Studios as they build new RPG experiences for our players and fans.

"We are committed to expanding the Microsoft Studios franchises players already love, and investing in new, exclusive content for every type of gamer".

Pillars of Eternity is a dark, tactical RPG with classic gameplay. Well, they're part of the Microsoft family today, as announced during the X018 stream.

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