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Obsidian Joining Microsoft Was "Absolutely Critical" to Keep Studio Alive

From GameWatcher: "Following the buzz about the Obsidian Microsoft deal that we've been hearing about over the past few weeks, many of us have been wondering what the truth behind the Microsoft Obsidian buyout is, and how the devs themselves are looking at it.

Well, in a recent video, Obsidian staff have come out to officially confirm that it did, indeed, happen, and to try and answer why did Obsidian join Microsoft. We've got some of the details down below.":

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Vasto2018d ago (Edited 2018d ago )

I want to welcome everybody from Obsidian to the family.

Stay tuned because we are still not done.

Jinger2017d ago

Lol, right? I understand being excited, but some of these folks act like they're spokesman

MoshA2017d ago (Edited 2017d ago )

So happy they are done with those boring books they've been making.
Hopefully Microsoft will give them full creative freedom, they have as much potential as Cd Project Red if they're given time and money.

MadLad2017d ago

Their "books" are garnering game of the year awards ..

Christopher2017d ago

Vasto: let me make the worst comment on this submission.

MoshA: Hold my beer...

Elda2017d ago (Edited 2017d ago )

To your family?

Strafe2017d ago (Edited 2017d ago )

Yes.

Larrysweet2017d ago

Hahhaha give it a rest lmbo i mean come on do u make money of microsoft..thats kinda stupidity ruins gaming

sampsonon2017d ago

game pass, i would say you're done. cheap game anyone?

majiebeast2017d ago

Welcome till Microsoft shuts em down cause their game doesn't sell so that is within 3 years.

BlackRaven85_12017d ago

This had me laughing. Fanboys are a trip.

UltraNova2017d ago

And here is my favorite fantasy shareholder this week.

Sirk7x2017d ago (Edited 2017d ago )

I like my Xbox and everything, and I'm happy about the studio acquisitions, but that's something Phil Spencer would say on a stage lol. You okay man? xD

cyber_daemonx2017d ago

@vasto, you make it sound like they're joining the mafia lol.

rainslacker2017d ago

You know....ms may talk a lot, but I doubt they really want you speaking for them like that.

Unless you are a representative for ms, in which case so much makes sense now, because your brand of praise is about as useless as ms brand of marketing.

Christopher2017d ago

Didn't know you were a part of Microsoft...

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Spurg2018d ago

Everyone wants a fallout style game and they are the people to make it happen.

King_Noctis2017d ago (Edited 2017d ago )

I’m sure something like that will happen. With Obsidian retaining their creative rights, I can’t wait to see what they can do with bigger budget from MS.

Mystogan2017d ago

Actually wasteland 3 looks pretty good. And they bought that studio as well.

porkChop2017d ago

I'll buy whatever they put out, but I'd really like a return to Alpha Protocol if they can get the IP from Sega. The game was great, it just needed more polish.

BlackTar1872017d ago

Alpha was great but holy hot hell was it buggier then Bethesda. They also need to balance the stats a lot better.

All that though I really enjoyed that game.

porkChop2017d ago

Yeah, absolutely. It wasn't perfect by any means, but it was a great game. With a sequel they could take their time and really perfect it.

Christopher2017d ago

Loved Alpha Protocol. Sit through a third of the game dying like crazy on a pistol and stealth design, then become a God.

RookieMonsterLives2017d ago

It was a great acquisition for MS as Obsidian made 2 of the geatest western RPGs ever in New Vegas Fallout and KOTOR2. With MS backing, they can once again make a big Western RPG for next generation.

ORyanDeee2017d ago

What is KOTOR2?