Microsoft rumored to be acquiring Obsidian Entertainment

Microsoft rumored to be acquiring Obsidian Entertainment

Microsoft is close to acquiring "Pillars of Eternity" studio Obsidian Entertainment, according to a report by Kotaku. Several anonymous sources have confirmed the deal could be "90% done" or thereabouts. Fans of Obsidian will know that Pillars of Eternity, which was funded through Kickstarter in 2012, saved the company from a financial crisis that saw it nearly go out of business.

Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity was crowdfunded through Kickstarter. If Microsoft goes ahead and buys the California-based RPG specialists then the latter will join other video-game companies that have been snapped up by the tech giant.

This would be a huge move for the company behind Xbox, which has been on a shopping spree this year, snapping up four game studios including Playground (Forza Horizon) and Ninja Theory (Hellblade). With that said, Obsidian's games saw a great deal of success on the original Xbox and the Xbox 360 with a few console exclusives, such as the much-loved KOTOR II: Knights of the Old Republic.

"While it is our policy not to comment on rumours or speculation, we look forward to publishing the upcoming RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, and remain confident in the team there to deliver an outstanding game", said a representative for Private Division.

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. The rumored deal would also be considerably favorable for Obsidian, which has struggled with financial issues in the past.

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