Microsoft To Gobble Up 2 Game Studios Including 'Fallout: New Vegas' Devs

Xbox Acquires Wasteland, Bard's Tale Studio InXile Entertainment

Microsoft Studios Acquire Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment

The full list of Microsoft Studios, including inXile and Obsidian.

The Head of Microsoft Studios, Matt Booty, took to the stage at XO18 to announce two more game studios joining the company, joining the five studios that were adopted back at E3.

"As part of Microsoft Studios, inXile will have the support and freedom to fully realize its creative ambitions on both existing franchises and new projects", Microsoft said in a statement. Microsoft also announced the acquisition of inXile Entertainment, another studio best known for its PC and RPG expertise.

The deal to buy Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera developer inXile comes as more of a surprise. The second is Obsidian Entertainment, recently renowned for Fallout New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and the Pillars of Eternity series. The studio just released Bard's Tale IV and, presumably, the upcoming Wasteland 3 will launch on Xbox One and Windows 10. While Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice was a commercial success, Microsoft has already acquired this studio. The announcement was made today at Microsoft's Inside Xbox X018 press conference which was broadcasted live from Mexico City. Fear not, Microsoft assures, "They will continue to operate autonomously with their unique talents, IP and expertise".

With so many fantastic studios under the helm, Microsoft certainly has a good chance of taking the console crown from Sony. Founded in 2003 in Irvine, California, Obsidian is famous for creating some of the greatest computer RPGs of all-time.

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