Rumor: Microsoft Close to Acquiring Obsidian Entertainment - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 02 November 2018 / 2,057 Views
Microsoft is close to finishing out a deal to acquire independent studio Obsidian Entertainment, according to three sources who spoke with Kotaku.
One source said that the deal was "90 percent" finished, while another said "It’s a matter of when, not if."
Obsidian is best known for developing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and Fallout: New Vegas. The developer more recently released Pillars of Eternity.
"We do not comment on rumors or speculation," said a Microsoft spokesperson.
An Obsidian spokesperson added "Unfortunately, we don’t comment on rumors or speculation other than to say that the Rumors album by Fleetwood Mac still holds up."
Microsoft has recently acquired four studios including Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion.
This should be treated as a rumor until confirmed.
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