Microsoft Reported To Be Purchasing Obsidian Entertainment

According to a new report from Kotaku, Microsoft is reportedly in the process of purchasing Obsidian Entertainment, the studio behind Fallout: New Vegas and the Pillars of Eternity franchise.

Based on the information gathered by the website, the deal is “90%” completed and it’s “a matter of when not if.” The developer is known for its role-playing games and in particular has knowledge of how to make isometric titles.


We don’t know what Obsidian would be working on for the Redmond platform owner, but it’s reported that it would be interested in bolstering its PC games lineup.

“We do not comment on rumors or speculation,” said a Microsoft spokesperson when asked for a comment before the report got posted.

“Unfortunately, we don’t comment on rumors or speculation other than to say that the Rumors album by Fleetwood Mac still holds up,” added an Obsidian spokesperson.

Interestingly, Obsidian already has a publishing deal with Private Division, a 2K label working with independent developers. At this point, it’s not clear how Microsoft would move in regards of this agreement, whether it would be taking it in charge or would let it go as it did with Compulsion Games and Gearbox for We Happy Few.

“While it is our policy not to comment on rumors or speculation, we look forward to publishing the upcoming RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, and remain confident in the team there to deliver an outstanding game,” said a representative for Private Division.

As it looks like the deal is very close to being completed, we believe we’ll have updates on Obsidian joining Microsoft Studios pretty soon, perhaps in November at X018.