Rumours is Fleetwood Mac's finest work, and Microsoft might be buying Obsidian

Isaac Cain
October 11, 2018

A lot of people have a fondness for Obsidian for their work on Knights of the Old Republic II and Fallout: New Vegas, while the Pillars of Eternity games have seen a successful and critically acclaimed return to a cRPG style in the vein of Baldur's Gate.

It appears Microsoft is looking to buy out Obsidian Entertainment, if a report from Kotaku is accurate.

The Irvine, California-based studio has always been beloved by RPG fans, but has often faced financial strains, almost going out of business in 2012 before it signed a deal for an online tank game and launched a Kickstarter for the isometric throwback that would become Pillars of Eternity.

Sources told Kotaku that the deal is "a matter of when not if" and is very close to being made public. The company is now working on a new RPG that still has no release date. Hilariously, Obsidian stated that "we don't comment on rumors or speculation other than to say that the Rumors album by Fleetwood Mac still holds up".

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Microsoft announced various other studio acquisitions at E3 2018, such as Ninja Theory, The Initiative, Undead Labs, Playground Games, and Compulsion Games. A series of cancelled projects reportedly led to major financial troubles in 2012.

Microsoft may not have that many great titles on the Xbox One when compared to the library of games on the PS4, but when given time to acquire developers of different genres the company could have quite an arsenal of future releases to fire back at the giant of Sony.

Obsidian's relationship with Microsoft doesn't leave much in the way of company friendship.

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