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Microsoft acquires Obsidian, inXile Entertainment

Microsoft has announced it has acquired Obsidian and inXile Entertainment at its recent X018 event.

Obsidian is the studio behind RPGs Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth, and is currently at work on an unnamed new RPG. The studio was formed in 2003 by former members of Black Isle Studios (Icewind Dale, Baldur’s Gate) and is located in California.

inXile Entertainment is responsible for The Bard’s Tale and Wasteland franchises. Formed in 2002, the studio has just released The Bard’s Tale 4 and will release Wasteland 3 next year.

These two new studios join a star-studded list of studios recently acquired by Microsoft. At E3 2018, the publisher confirmed it had acquired Ninja Theory, Playground Games, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games in addition to a newly created studio called The Initiative.

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