Microsoft may be purchasing Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian

Rumor: Microsoft to Acquire 'Fallout: New Vegas' Developer Obsidian Entertainment

Rumor: Microsoft to Acquire 'Fallout: New Vegas' Developer Obsidian Entertainment

I will be sure to update you on any confirmation to whether Obsidian is officially going to be acquired by Microsoft.

According to sources close to Kotaku, Microsoft is now finalizing a deal to acquire the independent company to gain another first party studio.

One source told Kotaku the deal is "90%" finished, while another said, "It's a matter of when, not if".

Obsidian is the esteemed studio responsible for 2010's Fallout: New Vegas and more recently, the crowdfunded Pillars of Eternity Series. If Microsoft goes ahead and buys the California-based RPG specialists then the latter will join other video-game companies that have been snapped up by the tech giant.

Microsoft announced various other studio acquisitions at E3 2018, such as Ninja Theory, The Initiative, Undead Labs, Playground Games, and Compulsion Games.

That statement seems to suggest this deal will not alter Obsidian's agreement with Private Label, but it may impact which systems the untitled Obsidian project is released for. Obsidian became noted for work on role-playing games, including Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Neverwinter Nights 2, Dungeon Siege III, and South Park: The Stick of Truth. That's why it had to turn to Kickstarter to fund their Pillars of Eternity IP and its sequel.

One source supposedly commented that Microsoft wants to increase development of PC software, making Obsidian a prime candidate for acquisition. The rumored deal would also be considerably favorable for Obsidian, which has struggled with financial issues in the past.

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