In June, Microsoft announced a significant increase in its gaming family – the company acquired five studios at once, including Ninja Theory, Playground Games and Undead Labs. If you believe Kotaku, the corporation is now preparing to embrace Obsidian Entertainment, the authors of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity. A rumor about the acquisition of Obsidian Entertainment looks convincing – the company has previously been in a difficult financial situation. So, in 2012, the studio came to Kickstarter to raise money for the development of Pillars of Eternity. In addition to popular donors, Obsidian helped My.com, for which the team did Armored Warfare tank action.
Another source Kotaku, associated with Microsoft, said that the corporation wants to gain a foothold in the field of PC-games. In this case, Obsidian, released more than one role-playing game for personal computers, looks like a logical acquisition. On the other hand, once the relationship between Obsidian and Microsoft no longer exists. In early 2010, the studio worked on an exclusive for the Xbox One Stormlands. Due to disagreements between the companies in 2012, the platform holder canceled the project.
In 2014, the gaming division of the corporation changed its head – Phil Spencer became the boss of the Xbox. In the current situation, the deal may be profitable for both parties – Microsoft will receive a creator of high-quality entertainment for the PC, and Obsidian will finally find commercial stability.