Microsoft continues its push to create more exclusive titles for Xbox One. Earlier this year, the software producer announced that five new studios would participate in Microsoft Studios, and now more. Microsoft buys inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. Based in California, InXile was formed by Brian Fargo and now primarily develops RPG games like Wasteland 2.
Also based in California, Obsidian Entertainment is known for games like Fallout: New Vegas. South Park: The Stick of Truth, and The pillars of eternity series. Both studios are a solid way to fill a RPG hole that has existed on the Xbox, and helps Microsoft create more exclusive titles for the Xbox.
"While sharing a shared legacy, the two creative teams of Obsidian and inXile are very different," explains Matt Booty, director of Xbox games. They will continue to work autonomously with their unique talents, IP and expertise. As part of Microsofts Studios, Obsidian and InXile will have the support and freedom to fully realize their creative ambitions on existing franchises and new RPG projects. "
These new studies coincide with The Initiative, Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory and Compulsion Games as part of Microsoft Studios. Microsoft now has a total of 13 game development teams. They are now part of a major push towards the first part titles that the Xbox One has missed against the Sony PlayStation 4. It should put Microsoft in a much more interesting game with Sony, Nintendo and others for the next generation of game consoles expected to arrive in 2020.