In their ongoing efforts to seemingly get as many developers under their wings as possible, it seems that Microsoft has now acquired two more studios, Obsidian Entertainment and InXile Entertainment. The announcement was made yesterday during the company’s X018 event.
Obsidian Entertainment is well known for their work on role-playing-games such as Tyranny, Alpha Protocol and Pillars of Eternity. They are also the studio behind the phenomenal Fallout: New Vegas, which was released back in 2010. InXile Entertainment on the other hand is known for their work on the Wasteland series, as well as last year’s Torment: Tides of Numenera.
Earlier this year during E3 2018, Phil Spencer had already announced the acquisition of four other studios by the company. These include Undead Labs (State of Decay 1 and 2), Playground Games (Forza Horizon series), Ninja Theory (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice) and Compulsion Games (We Happy Few).
Why exactly is Microsoft acquiring all off these studios is a single year? Who knows. But a good bet would be that they seem to have realized the impact that a lack of console exclusives has had on their sales, and are now gearing up to dive into the next generation of consoles fully prepared.