Following their recent acquisition of Playground Games and Ninja Theory, which was announced at E3 2018, Kotaku reports that Microsoft is close to finalizing a deal that will see them acquire Obsidian Entertainment.
Sources close to the deal, who have spoken to Jason Schreier at Kotaku, say that, while nothing is final, a deal is imminent. One source said that, “it’s a matter of when, not if.”
Obsidian has recently been working on critically acclaimed RPG series, Pillars of Eternity, but they’re best know for their work on the likes of Fallout: New Vegas and Knights of the Old Republic II.
Of course, since the news is yet to be made official, it’s unclear how the deal would work, but an acquisition would likely see Obsidian join Microsoft’s rapidly growing team of exclusive developers. With the likes of Ninja Theory and Playground Games already on board to create new exclusives for the Xbox platform, now and for subsequent generations, the future is looking exciting.
Schreier reached out to Obsidian for comment on the rumor, but they replied, “Unfortunately, we don’t comment on rumors or speculation other than to say that the Rumors album by Fleetwood Mac still holds up.”
We will be sure to update you if and when the news of the deal is announced by Obsidian or Microsoft.