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WTF - Obsidian and inXile acquired by Microsoft

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Wunderbar, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Wunderbar Learned

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  2. Nano Learned

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    Believable. Microsoft has been investing in things way past their best-by date for decades now.
     
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  3. Chad J. Thundercock Magister Patron

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    Probably bullshit. It's retardera, not even real game developers go there like they did on neofag. Microsoft has no need or desire to get their hands on Obsidian. Every other investment they made was done with purpose.
     
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  4. rusty_shackleford Savant

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  5. Morgoth Arcane

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    I'd be okay with that.
     
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  6. Bester Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    I don't understand what they would be purchasing. It's just shitty employees and horrible project managers with no interesting IPs (even if pillars could be considered as such, it belongs to black rock company or whatever). If Microsoft wants their own RPG making studio, they can just hire people and that'd be it. No sense in paying Obshitian a dime.
     
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  7. Safav Hamon Scholar The Real Fanboy

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    Likely bullshit. Obsidian already has a sweet publishing deal with Take Two.
     
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  8. rusty_shackleford Savant

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    They own the pillars of eternity IP?
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/06...ng-pillars-of-eternity-games-a-ign-unfiltered
     
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  9. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    Doesn't make sense for Microsoft to buy a company that wasted their time and money with Stormlands. :M
     
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  10. conan_edw Learned

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    Well it says that it's just an LOI from Obsidian so it's just up to MS to decide :M
     
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  11. Bester Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    No, Dark Rock Industries is the owner. And even if it's part of the package, it's a useless IP.
     
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  12. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Codex 2012 MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    Revenge is a dish best served cold.
     
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  13. Safav Hamon Scholar The Real Fanboy

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    Dark Rock Industries is affiliated with Obsidian. They have the same owners.
     
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  14. Mikeal Learned

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    Wait, Obsidian created POE so how the hell other company holds rights to IP?
     
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  15. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Someone asked why would MS buy a company that has no IP worth anything. Someone else pointed out Obsidian owns the PoE IP.
     
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  16. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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  17. Killzig Cipher Patron

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    Can't really see what MSFT would gain from this purchase, but at least Josh would get to pitch Funko Pop Pillars and force everyone to play in that dumbass big head mode he loves so much.

    Edit: And MSFT isn't stupid, I'm sure they'd be acquiring DRIL and whatever the fuck else of worth Feargus was looking to cash out as part of the deal. The question is more does Pillars matter / attract enough customers for a company that has to answer to stockholders?
     
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  18. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    It is shell company created for holding ips and their protection in case of bankruptcy or merger. It is pretty common in the busyness circles.


    I am surprise that Feargus is that savvy .
     
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  19. Prime Junta Arcane

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    He's not dumb, just greedy and bad-tempered.
     
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  20. rusty_shackleford Savant

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    pretty fat too
     
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  21. Killzig Cipher Patron

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    he looks like he might have some body odor issues too. (where are we going with this?)
     
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  22. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Just a quick observation at this point: Piling on to an obese shithead is a waste of effort as you will never be able to hold down all that fat.
     
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  23. Latelistener Liturgist

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    Looks like you don't want to be owners anymore. [​IMG]
     
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  24. TheSentinel Magister

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    Maybe to decrease Obsidian's market value and buy them for cheaper?
    EA did the same with Respawn Entertainment by tanking the release of Titanfall 2 and then acquiring the studio for much cheaper.
     
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  25. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    IIRC, Obsidian wasted Microsoft's money not their own.

    What's Obsidian's market value? Are there even two parties interested in acquiring the studio? Currently it's in the single digit millions including the Dark Rock Industries licenses, excluding the Cainarsky project. No ones acquires a studio with 100 employees, which mainly does work for third parties and lacks a focus.
     
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