Microsoft are reportedly tighten to finalising a understanding to acquire Obsidian Entertainment, with a acclaimed RPG developer set to be a latest studio to join Microsoft’s flourishing series of Xbox focussed studios.
Reports of a merger comes from Kotaku, that cites 3 sources ‘briefed on a negotiations’. One source was quoted as observant a understanding was ‘90% done’, while another pronounced it was ‘a matter of when, not if.’
Obsidian are best famous for their work on minute role-playing games. An considerable portfolio includes Star Wars: Knights of a Old Republic II, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout: New Vegas and a surprisingly glorious South Park: The Stick of Truth published by Ubisoft.
While it has done a name for itself within existent franchises, Obsidian launched the possess critically acclaimed old-school RPG Pillars of Eternity in 2015 following a successful Kickstarter appropriation campaign. Its supplement Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire was expelled in May of this year after a second crowd-funding aim was met within a day.
Obsidian is now operative on an unannounced RPG for Take-Two’s mid-sized edition tag Private Division. What will occur to that plan after any merger is unclear.