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

RUMOR Sources Reporting that Microsoft May Be Buying Obsidian Entertainment

RUMOR Sources Reporting that Microsoft May Be Buying Obsidian Entertainment

Microsoft has a deal in the works to acquire Obsidian Entertainment, according to a report.

According to Kotaku, three people that have been "briefed on the negotiations" have said that Microsoft is now finalizing the deal between the two companies. On that list are titles like Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (a game that we think quite a lot of), Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Pillars of Eternity.

Sources close to the matter speaking with Kotaku said the deal is "90%" finished. Sales of these games were satisfactory, to be sure, though perhaps the studio would rather seek stability once and for all instead of having to seek funding each and every time with a different publisher. 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.

In case you're wondering, this would be a major acquisition by Microsoft and possibly the company's biggest acquisition since they announced they had acquired Ninja Theory.

Obsidian Entertainment has been in operation since 2003 and rose out of the ashes of Black Isle Studios, a company that had been involved in both the Fallout and Baldur's Gate series.

There is no doubt about Sony having the majority of fantastic game titles for their PS4 platform, but contrary to popular belief that may not be the case in the future years to come. Microsoft executive vice president of gaming and head of Xbox Phil Spencer told CNET in August the company isn't done beefing up its portfolio just yet.