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Microsoft Acquires Fallout: New Vegas and Wasteland Developers

Matthew Byrd John Saavedra Nov 10, 2018

Microsoft has acquired Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment and Wasteland studio inXile Entertainment.

Microsoft announced at its X018 event that it has added two hardcore RPG developers to its lineup of first-party studios: Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment (Wasteland). Obsidian and inXile join 11 other studios, including Hellblade developer Ninja Theory, which Microsoft acquired earlier this year. 

Along with Microsoft's flagship developers -- Rare, 343, The Coalition, and Mojang -- these latest acquisitions are part of a push by the company to diversify its first-party development branch and offer more games for Xbox consoles as well as Xbox Game Pass.

Microsoft Studios vice-president Matt Booty said in a statement: "The 13 distinct and diverse game development teams that form Microsoft Studios are focused on implementing new Microsoft technologies, delivering content for new platforms and services like Xbox Game Pass, and creating exclusive games that turn players into loyal Xbox fans.

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