Microsoft Studios Acquire Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment

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"Tides of Numenera" developer inXile Entertainment is joining Microsoft's growing stable of game studios, Microsoft announced on Saturday. Even when it was just a rumor, the acquisition found a prominent critic in writer Chris Avellone, who left Obsidian in 2015 but helped write Fallout: New Vegas, Knights of the Old Republic II as well as older RPG classics like Fallout 2.

The announcement was made by Matt Booty, head of Microsoft Studios and, according to Microsoft, inXile will continue to operate independently, but have the support to pursue its creative ambitions on all existing and new projects.

Obsidian is also legendary for roleplaying games, but its titles tend to be a tad bit more action-oriented.

Furthermore, it was said each will bring expertise into the fold by building "new RPG experiences for our players and fans". Well, they're part of the Microsoft family today, as announced during the X018 stream. The studio was founded in 2003 in Irvine, Calif.by industry veterans from Black Isle Studios and quickly made a name for itself with the Xbox exclusive Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords.

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InXile head Brian Fargo has enjoyed an illustrious career producing quality RPGs that put choice and outcome at the forefront.

Obsidian had previously mentioned that they weren't ready for Fallout: New Vegas to be their last game in the Fallout-verse. A year ago the studio mentioned that they wouldn't be opposed to an acquisition if the fit was natural and now it looks like Microsoft has arrived to fit that bill.

Obsidian and inXile are not the first studios to have been acquired by Microsoft Studios this year.

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