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Microsoft Officially Buying Obsidian

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#1

It has been confirmed:


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I’ve heard about this for a few weeks now, but I can’t find anything more substantial than “reportedly” and “allegedly”. However, this article seems pretty damn definitive.

I’m curious to know… why? Is Obsidian doing poorly? I buy all their games so shirely they’re doing great! :grin:

Will be interesting to see what comes of this. I’ve bought and loved every game from them the past 20 years (might be exaggerating, but still close to accurate lol).


#2

Maybe they want to help out the Xbox by having another Xbox exclusive


#3

Woah. Obsidian made KOTOR?

Bruh. Maybe he can get a new KOTOR then. Surely Disney and MS can ink a deal for a new KOTOR.


#4

Lol maybe. They’re still salty over Demon’s Souls? :wink:

Yeah buddy.

I’ve been wanting this for a while. I read a long time ago that TOR MMO was the replacement for KOTOR 3 - 200

Then again, I’ve heard the same for ESO, and that might not be the case.


#5

MS announced they bought obsidian 16 hours ago. Lol


#6

Kotor is my favorite RPG of all time. I hope they don’t make it an exclusive if they are going to make a third but it looks that way…


#7

For the sake of clarity…Bioware developed KOTOR 1, then Obsidian developed the sequel, KOTOR 2. Obsidian likes to do sequels: KOTOR 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout: New Vegas. Stick of Truth and Pillars of Eternity were notable exceptions.


#8

Obsidian has released a video about this announcement:


#9

I wish them all the best, but this kinda feels like the darkest timeline. None of their new games will be available anywhere other than the stupid freakin’ Microsoft Store.


#10

From now on Obsidian’s RPGs will be only subscription-based, running in the cloud with MS logging your every keypress and choice in the game. Obviously Candy Crush will be included…


#11

Point on the doll where the mean man touched you.


#12

Funny moment in that video, at 1:15 he’s typing on facebook haha!


#13

Looks like Microsoft is on a buying spree.


Why all the RPG developers? Do they want to create a M$MMORPG??


#14

They probably weren’t happy with how sea of thieves turned out.


#15

Worse fates could probably have happened to Obsidian to be fair. It would have been fun to have Zenimax hire them to run Bethesda though. :wink:


#16

So they can cancel another game in development and shut down a studio after Lionhead Studios.


#17

Gonna get some of those mobile games now :man_dancing:t6:


#18

Stick of Truth wasn’t a sequel.


#19

If not Microsoft then EA probably would have eventually then murdered them without warning because they made a game that’s only moderately successful with minimal gamblin… monetization features.


#20

@Braysive No Stick of Truth wasn’t a sequel. See quote above.