Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment

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by Venom » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:00 pm

If any acquisition is a safe bet then I would say Obsidian is as they are so well renown for their RPGs. If I was in charge I would have them create a brand new single-player game that can become a huge draw associated with the Xbox brand and strengthens their unique value. What I hope they don't do is make an RPG using an existing Microsoft franchise, even if it is Halo, as that would risk turning them into a studio for hire.

Pillars of Eternity sold well so I've got no idea why the second game didn't manage to do so well. But a third game still has potential for PC owners and maybe this could be turned into Xbox's own version of Skyrim.

I don't know too much about inXile except that the Bard's Tale has received middling reviews - what's interesting is that Microsoft said they will keep both RPG developers separate entities.

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Wedgie » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:31 pm

I would be excited.

But then I remember what they have done to Rare. So I can’t get too excited until I see what their next final product is like.

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Photek » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:33 am

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by jawafour » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:43 am

I wonder what game the "bridge" image represents for Playground Games? And the "fighting on a ship" image for Obsidian?

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Photek » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 am

jawafour wrote:I wonder what game the "bridge" image represents for Playground Games? And the "fighting on a ship" image for Obsidian?

Fable 4 and Pillars of Eternity 2.

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by jawafour » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:52 am

Photek wrote:Fable 4 and Pillars of Eternity 2.

Ah! I hadn't known that a new Fable game was coming!

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Photek » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:01 am

jawafour wrote:
Photek wrote:Fable 4 and Pillars of Eternity 2.

Ah! I hadn't known that a new Fable game was coming!

Playground started a separate project and an entire new office building for it's new 'Open World AAA game' and Eurogamer have said it's Fable 4. It'll be a launch Xbox 2 game or could be later than that.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-01-17-sources-microsoft-plots-fable-return

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Venom » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:06 am

Photek wrote:
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Photek wrote:Fable 4 and Pillars of Eternity 2.

Ah! I hadn't known that a new Fable game was coming!

Playground started a separate project and an entire new office building for it's new 'Open World AAA game' and Eurogamer have said it's Fable 4. It'll be a launch Xbox 2 game or could be later than that.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-01-17-sources-microsoft-plots-fable-return


That fantasy land image I think is the first official reference from Microsoft that Playground is working on a new Fable.

I reckon an Autumn 2020 or 2021 release date -is three years too long until the next Xbox?

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Peter Crisp » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:17 am

I think it's becoming clear that the next gen will start Q4 2020 as Microsoft had a chance at this show to announce a next gen for next year but didn't and I suspect they would want more than a year of build-up for a new machine. I expect an announcement some time after next years E3.

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Photek » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:26 pm

Microsoft bought InXile not least because they liked a game they've been working on for a while not yet announced. Interview in link.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-11-19-inxile-acquired-by-microsoft-the-interview

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Somebody Else's Problem » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:16 pm

Is that an official image? Because if so, that's pretty solid proof that Playground are working on Fable 4.

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Photek » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:57 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:Is that an official image? Because if so, that's pretty solid proof that Playground are working on Fable 4.

I don't think so.

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Monkey Man » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:34 pm

The images are from Resetera's Microsoft Studios thread - https://www.resetera.com/threads/micros ... now.75600/

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Somebody Else's Problem » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:06 pm

Monkey Man wrote:The images are from Resetera's Microsoft Studios thread - https://www.resetera.com/threads/micros ... now.75600/


I'm currently unable to see that thread. strawberry floating place won't even let me log out and browse.

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Photek » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:03 pm

MS rumoured to be considering IO interactive now (hitman series).

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Gemini73 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:05 pm

Photek wrote:MS rumoured to be considering IO interactive now (hitman series).


Considering Hitman 2 has had a bit of a tough time in sales (physical at least), being snapped up by MS could be good for them.

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Monkey Man » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:50 am

Resetera mod says regarding acquisitions -

There are more coming


Previous leaker of Playground Games/Obsidian -


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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Tafdolphin » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:41 am

Any bets? I can see Sumo Digital getting bought up for sure.

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by more heat than light » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:58 am

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PostRe: Microsoft acquires inXile and Obsidian Entertainment
by Pedz » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:52 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Any bets? I can see Sumo Digital getting bought up for sure.


Don't they do a lot with Sega, racing game wise?

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