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Microsoft announced the purchase of studios Obsidian and inXile 

Authors Fallout: New Vegas and Wasteland will be engaged in games for Xbox.

On a hands-free deal, company representatives reported at the conference X018.

According to inXile founder Brian Fargo, he is not going to leave the studio, and she will continue to create games in her own style. Currently she is busy developing Wasteland 3 and The Bard’s Tale IV.

The same goes for Obsidian – the developers claim that they will retain much of their independence, and Microsoft promises them the opportunity to “unleash their creative ambitions.”

To explain their motives, the authors of Fallout: New Vegas have released a six-minute video. In it, they said that the studio is hard to adapt to the requirements of the new time, and the deal with Microsoft will help them expand and quickly find new specialists to create modern and high-quality projects.

Appeal to players from Obsidian

At the same time a few days earlier, one of the investors Pillars of Eternity II complained about the low dividends from the game. He believes that sales of the sequel accounted for one-fifth of the expected. Perhaps this also prompted the studio to deal.

The total number of Microsoft studios has grown to 13. At the last E3, the company announced the purchase of Playground Games (authors of the Forza Horizon series), Undead Labs (State of Decay), Ninja Theory (Hellblade, DmC), Compulsion Games (We Happy Few) and founded a new The Initiative studio under the direction of Darrell Gallagher, ex-head of Crystal Dynamics.

The change in the course of Microsoft to create more exclusives became known in 2017, when the company was the most inferior in this respect to competitors from Sony. Now she will again be engaged in the active development of games and support for her Game Pass service.

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