Microsoft Buys Obsidian Entertainment and inXile

Obsidian Entertainment and inXile, two gaming studios known for their masterful RPGs, have been bought by Microsoft.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen studios being bought by big companies. It looks like Obsidian Entertainment and inXile, the two victims, as the community undoubtedly considers them, have found a new home with Microsoft.

In case you didn’t already know, Obsidian Entertainment made games such as Neverwinter Nights 2, The Knights of the Old Republic, Fallout: New Vegas, and Pillars of Eternity. On the other hand, inXile is known for The Bard's Tale, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and Wasteland 2.

Usually, it’s not difficult to anticipate what’s going to happen with a gaming studio, based on who’s buying it. If it the buyers were Electronic Arts or Ubisoft, we would guess that new games coming from these studious are about to get some microtransactions. But we can also take a look at what happened with other studios Microsoft bought over the years.

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