Microsoft bought the developers of Fallout: New Vegas and Wasteland 2 for a new RPG

Obsidian and inXile will get the support and freedom to fully realize their creative ambitions.

Obsidian and inXile will get the support and freedom to fully realize their creative ambitions.

The rumors were true, and Microsoft bought Obsidian Entertainment, developer of Pillars of Eternity Fallout: New Vegas.
What is known

In addition to the makers of “Pillars of eternity” Corporation took inXile Entertainment, responsible for The Bard’s Tale, Torment: Tides of Numenera and Wasteland 2. The Studio became famous for its classic role-playing games, and Microsoft plans to use the talent of developers for a new project.

“It was important for us to find a Studio that has a strong creative vision, skill and experts to create worlds. Obsidian and inXile embody all those qualities and also bring experience with both PC and tabletop RPG. They will continue to operate autonomously, using their talents, intellectual property and experience”, — said the representative of Microsoft Studios

In 2012 Obsidian was already working with Microsoft on an exclusive RPG for Xbox One called Stormlands. The ambitious project was closed in March of that year, when the Corporation pulled the funding. Perhaps Microsoft decided to go back to the creation of exclusive RPG.

“As part of Microsoft Studios, Obsidian and inXile will get the support and freedom to realise their creative ambitions in existing franchises and new projects,” said Microsoft.

Recall that in June, Microsoft announced that they had bought Playground Games, Ninja Theory (Hellblade), Undead Labs (State of Decay 2), and Compulsion Games (We Happy Few).
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