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Company News RPGPOCALYPSE: Obsidian and inXile have been acquired by Microsoft

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Shilandra Learned

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    I dont know how to feel about this.

    Does this mean that Pillars will no longer be on steam?
     
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  2. Tommy Gun Arcane

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    New Choplifter trailer already out!


    Timestamp .12
     
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  3. Darkzone Arcane

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    Microsoft has made an another bad deal, like the thing with Nokia and the Windows Phone. And either they are attracted by decline or Wasteland 4 FP ARPG incoming.
     
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  4. Thonius Arcane

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    Poor Sawyer he tried his best and just followed orders...:(
    Also it's a good time to hoist a black flags! They owe me anyway for Kickstarter.
     
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  5. It's going to be great.

    I'm not an Xbox guy, though. So I hope everything Obsidian make will also be released on PC.
     
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  6. Licaon_Kter Augur

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  7. RegionalHobo Learned

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    it was that or play the do or die game with the next release for both companies.

    i think it was for the better. now they'll have at least some chances to create one last gem before the inevitable end
     
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  8. Tel Prydain Augur

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    They're all about niche games for gamepass now. They want AA or B games that can attract specific communities... like Cuphead, State of Decay or Ori.

    A - PoE1, Torment, Wasteland 2, Original Sin 1/2 are all on Xbox... so what a 'console' RPG even is, is changing.
    B - They want a range of genres to trick lure people into using gamepass, so they're not going to want to create one kind of game

    My guess: Obsidian have worked on bigger projects like FO:NV, Dungeon Siege, South Park, Alpha Protocol, etc... so they'll get upscaled to produce AA console-style RPGs like Bethesda or Bioware. inXile will become the niche dev for isometric RPGs. I wouldn't even be surprised if long-term MS tried to move PoE over to inXile get Obsidion focused on whatever Mass Effect wannabe MS have them making.

    I wouldn't have thought so... I think that it's pretty clear they were in big trouble.


    I mean... that's not the case now. Now they're apparently happy with a train wreak like 'State of Decay'. They just want all genres covered to help sell gamepass.


    If Minecraft and Ninja Theory are any guide, the older stuff will still be available where it is now, news stuff will focus on Windows Store and Gamepass.
     
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  9. Black Arcane

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    Tim and Leo making a Battletech RPG now.
     
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  10. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    Sawyer would find a way to bring balance to it.
     
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  11. Daemongar Arcane Patron

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    Haven't logged in all weekend and I miss this... Well, at the end of the day, well, they'll all be fired or dissolved, but it means 2-3 years of big money. Let's hope for the best...
     
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  12. Prime Junta Self-Ejected Patron Vatnik

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    After sleeping on this shocking news, I do have to admit to a little bit of wistfulness at this news.

    After all these years I have developed ... emotions ... about Obsidianites, current and former. There is something to that family metaphor. Feargus is kind of like that one uncle that should under no circumstances be left alone with children. MCA is the dazzlingly exciting, interesting cousin who just keeps getting better when he gets drunker, until somebody has to carry him off, and everybody's really worried about when he's not there. Then there are the gay uncles, the progressive aunts, the dry pedantic cousin who keeps droning on about his esoteric hobbies... yeah, it will be a bit sad to see that colourful cast of characters ground down into a uniform corporate paste, unless they've escaped it already.

    Still it was a good ride while it lasted, bumps and all. But it is time for a new leaf to be turned in the annals of RPGs, and this is as good a way as any to turn it.
     
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  13. Bohr Arcane

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    Should make for interesting times in the news forum, at least :salute:

    RPG Codex 2020: RPGPROLAPSE: Former Obsidian and inXile devs escape their dark fate
     
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  14. Ruzen Savant

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    Am I tripping or I always see Carrie Patel with different hair color?
     
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  15. Diggfinger Cipher

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    Don't be shy, tell her how you feel

    Show Spoiler
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  16. Quantomas Learned

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    M$ also acquired a stake in Fig.co, with both Fargo and Urquhart on the advisory board.
     
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  17. Ruzen Savant

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    What I think about all this that Microsoft is not planning any new console for about 5-7 years. So, let me share my two cents here. They already announced Age of Empires series getting a full remake (even the HD version of Age of Empires 2 is getting a remake) and they making the 4th game with "partnering" Relic. So that means they are interested in making another PC game: Company of Heroes 3. Relic already had plans for releasing CoH3 around 2020ish and even asked for a new office building from Sega...anyways I'm getting side stacked. See to me they are partnering all those PC first companies. Doesn't mean that Obsidian can't make games for consoles but you just won't try to gather all these "Hardcore PC" studios just to prepare your new console.

    About the purchase. I believe it was good for the best. Inxile needed a publisher to fire-up the burned out crew. Obsidian was desperately seeking a sugar daddy for some time and they were heading the direction of doing drugs, drinks and one night stands. Just like the previous time they did! They think they are the gods and lived a rock-n-roll lifestyle for a short period of time and they spent all their resources and woke up in an alley next to a dumpster with a big hangover. Maybe this time Microsoft can restrain this spoiled child and turn into a man.
     
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  18. Quillon Magister

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    MS has good relationship with SEGA then? Which means without any doubt, 100%, AP2 confirmed!

    Yes.
     
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  19. a Goat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    You seem to fail to realise what "new console" means these days. There won't be any "new" console as they're now using slightly modified AMD x86-64 architecture, therefore making them quasi-PC's. What you will see however are gradual upgrades and new models, with the oldest models losing support progressively as the new ones are being adopted(with backwards compatibility being there).
     
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  20. Chippy Arcane Patron

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    Shhhh...nobody tell Microsoft that their usual buisness plan of buying up developers and running them into the ground while trying to profit from their last drops of blood, sweat, and fan loyalty won't really work in Obsidian's case because half the community hated POE. I'd say the same about InXIle, but I still haven't got around to playing their last few games...which I backed.

    I might get around to it once I'm done with Kingmaker.
     
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  21. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    Another poor soul who thinks that Obsidian's community only consists of the Codex. Sssshhh...the game sold a million and people liked it.
     
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  22. a Goat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    The "game" released 3 years ago
     
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  23. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    And? And why put the word game into quatiton marks?
     
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  24. Bohr Arcane

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    :kingcomrade:
     
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