Rumor: Microsoft is close to buying Obsidian Entertainment

Rumor: Microsoft to Acquire 'Fallout: New Vegas' Developer Obsidian Entertainment

Microsoft Reportedly Close to Buying Obsidian Entertainment

Rumours that Obsidian could become part of the Xbox family have been doing the rounds ever since Microsoft announced the acquisition of five new studios at E3, and hinted they were after more.

Microsoft is buying Obsidian Entertainment, says a report citing sources close to the matter. One of the people that are near the negotiations said that the deal was at the "90 per cent" completion margin, and that "it's a matter of when, not if". Clearly, this would provide the studio with some stability and heaps of resources from one of the "Big 3". Neither Microsoft nor Obsidian Entertainment has commented on the tasty tidbit other than an Obsidian rep saying, "We don't comment on rumors or speculation other than to say that the Rumors album by Fleetwood Mac still holds up". The company is now working on a new RPG that still has no release date.

When questioned for comment, a Microsoft spokesperson said, "We do not comment on rumors or speculation". If Obsidian is to join the likes of Ninja Theory, Compulsion Games, 343 industries, Mojang, The Coalition and The Initiative - Microsoft will have a very strong lineup to take on Sony and Nintendo. It seems that Obsidian Entertainment might make that six soon.

A person familiar with goings-on at Microsoft said the company has been looking to bolster its PC development, which makes the PC-focused Obsidian a flawless fit. Tense disagreements between the two companies led Microsoft to cancel the game in 2012, and to some involved it was hard to imagine the pair working together again.

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