Microsoft will acquire Obisidian Entertainment, the minds behind Fallout: New Vegas

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Microsoft announced that it would be acquiring both Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment today at X018, Microsoft's Xbox conference. Obsidian is perhaps best known for titles like Fallout: New Vegas and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2. Microsoft may be acquiring these studios to prop up the Xbox One's library of console exclusives.
Sam Medley,

The rumors we reported on last month have indeed come true: Microsoft will be acquiring Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment. You might know Obsidian Entertainment because of a little game called Fallout: New Vegas.

The acquisition was announced today at X018, Microsoft’s conference for all things Xbox. Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment will join the other 11 eleven development studios Microsoft has acquired this year, including Ninja Theory and Playground Games.

Obsidian Entertainment has an excellent portfolio of games, including smash hit role-playing games like Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Pillars of Eternity, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2. InXile Entertainment also has a few well-known titles to its name, including Wasteland 2, The Bard’s Tale IV, and the upcoming Wasteland 3.

Microsoft also hinted that the company may be acquiring more studios in an effort to bolster the Xbox One’s library. The Xbox One has been lagging in sales behind Sony’s PlayStation 4, and many critics are citing the lack of exclusives on Microsoft’s console as the reason. Microsoft may be trying to change that through these acquisitions. The company also opened a brand new development studio. The Initiative, as it is called, is based in Santa Monica, California, and is currently trying to headhunt top-tier developers in the gaming industry.


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Sam Medley, 2018-11-11 (Update: 2018-11-11)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.