Microsoft Reveals Purchase of InXile Entertainment

Judy Cobb
November 12, 2018

In addition to Obsidian, inXile Entertainment was also added to Microsoft's portfolio of developers added during today's announcements. inXile is known for their work on games such as Wasteland and The Bard's Tale.

The deal to buy Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera developer inXile comes as more of a surprise.

Microsoft announced that the studio behind hits like Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth and Pillars of Eternity has joined Microsoft Studios.

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InXile is now working on several projects including The Bard's Tale and Wasteland 3, the latter of which is scheduled for release in 2019 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Obsidian just shipped Pillars of Eternity II on PC, and is now working on bringing the acclaimed RPG to Xbox One and other platforms. "It was important for us to find studio partners who have strong creative visions, a mastery of their medium and are expert world-builders. [This purchase will] allow us to make role-playing games for many years to come".

"The 13 distinct and diverse game development teams that form Microsoft Studios are focused on implementing new Microsoft technologies, delivering content for new platforms and services like Xbox Game Pass, and creating exclusive games that turn players into loyal Xbox fans", explains Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Matt Booty.

Formed by the legendary Brian Fargo in late 2002, inXile is responsible behind some of the industry's greatest RPGs, including the Wasteland franchise. Obsidian shares a common ancestry with inXile, across studios like Black Isle and Interplay, with heavy RPG leanings.

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