Microsoft may be purchasing Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian

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Microsoft is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to purchase indie RPG developer Obsidian Entertainment based on three anonymous sources who spoke to Kotaku. The studio was saved from closure, however, by the success of its crowdfunded project "Pillars of Eternity" in 2015, which raised almost $4 million.

Dad jokes aside, this deal would mean that we could see Obsidian working on major franchises once more thanks to Microsoft's backing.

One compelling argument for the sale is that being owned by a company with deep pockets will offer Obsidian stability and resources the likes of which it has never had before. "Unfortunately, we don't comment on rumors or speculation other than to say that the Rumors album by Fleetwood Mac still holds up,"an Obsidian spokesperson told Kotaku". As mentioned above, Sony clearly is on the winning side when it comes to better titles on their platform, but what if Microsoft can swing the market with some strong RPG releases? It seems that Obsidian Entertainment might make that six soon. Obsidian games are also known to be often riddled with bugs at launch and perhaps Microsoft's Quality Assurance department can lend a hand with that particular issue.

There is no doubt about Sony having the majority of fantastic game titles for their PS4 platform, but contrary to popular belief that may not be the case in the future years to come.

After announcing the acquisition of four game studios including Forza Horizon 4 developer Playground Games this year, Microsoft could add a fifth one to its belt, according to Kotaku.



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