Microsoft Looking to Buy ‘Pillars of Eternity’ Dev Obsidian

11 October, 2018, 03:06 | Author: Leah Owens
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Jumping into a bit of history of Obsidian Entertainment for those that don't know, the independent development studio is best-known for their RPG titles such as Knights of the Old Republic 2 and Fallout: New Vegas.

An article from Kotaku has commented on Microsoft's intentions to acquire Obsidian Entertainment.

According to sources close to Kotaku, Microsoft is now finalizing a deal to acquire the independent company to gain another first party studio. While these deals sometimes fall apart at the last minute, one source told Kotaku that it was merely "a matter of when, not if". The studio was saved from closure, however, by the success of its crowdfunded project "Pillars of Eternity" in 2015, which raised almost $4 million. Hilariously, Obsidian stated that "we don't comment on rumors or speculation other than to say that the Rumors album by Fleetwood Mac still holds up". 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.

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After announcing the acquisition of four game studios including Forza Horizon 4 developer Playground Games this year, Microsoft could add a fifth one to its belt, according to Kotaku.

Obsidian's relationship with Microsoft doesn't leave much in the way of company friendship. "People want to play great games on our platform". Tense disagreements between the two companies led Microsoft to cancel the game in 2012, and to some involved it was hard to imagine the pair working together again.

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