Xbox Acquires Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment

Xbox Acquires Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment

Two RPG powerhouses join Xbox and Microsoft.

Microsoft Xbox studio head Matt Boody appeared in Mexico City for the X018 celebration to announce two new studio acquisitions: inXile and Obsidian Entertainment.

At E3 2018 Microsoft announced a slew of studio purchases including Ninja Theory, Playground Games, Undead Labs, and Compulsion Games. Today, inXile joins Microsoft. inXile is an RPG studio behind games like The Bard's Tale (2004), Wasteland 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and Wasteland 3. We've spoken with inXile CEO Brian Fargo many times on our own RPG podcast.

The second studio to join Microsoft is Obsidian Entertainment and have developed popular RPGs like Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, and Tyranny. Fallout: New Vegas is one of our favorite RPGs, and we called New Vegas the thirteenth best RPG of all-time.

Both Obsidian and inXile are RPG-focused studios and we should expect to see more RPG projects from them under the Xbox banner.

Boody says that players should expect to see both inXile and Obsidian projects come to Xbox soon in the form of new projects or backwards compatibility.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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