inXile and Obsidian Both Acquired by Microsoft Game Studios

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Matt Booty, the Head of Microsoft Game Studios, announced that inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment are the two teams that will join the first-party roster.

inXile Entertainment recently released The Bard’s Tale IV. Here’s what Rosh wrote in his review:

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Overall, The Bard’s Tale IV is a rare new game that feels just a little old. People who only care for the newest thing with the newest mechanics might not appreciate the cosy, slightly dusty tenderness of Bards Tale, but it does have this delightful feeling regardless. Even if you’ve never heard of the series, or played RPGs from the nineties, The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep is a special game not to be quickly dismissed.

Obsidian joining Microsoft Game Studios had been rumored a while ago and after the recent news of the underwhelming Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire sales, the deal seemed obvious.

What do you think of this deal?



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