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Chazore said:
EspadaGrim said:

IMO it has more to do with the the rising cost of developing games, big independent studios nowadays are being bought up by Outside Investors/Parent Company's. It's getting hard to survive out there and next gen being around the corner won't help those studios either.

Not every game costs a few hundred mil to make, and even then a lot of those AAA games end up spending a lot more on merch and marketing than the game itself.


Also, I'd rather not every single IP known to man be snatched up and locked behind each of the big 3 either, let alone PC IP's. 

On the bright side though... Microsoft tends to release their games on the PC as well.

...Even though it's often locked behind that god awful Windows store and not on Steam.

mutantsushi said:
Pemalite said:
This is kinda' the entire industries fault.
People complained about the lack of games, so obviously Microsoft is going to go shopping to rectify said criticisms.

Uh... Weird take. I mean, I don't think it's strange or wrong MS is buying them, or potentially others could consider buying them,
but it isn't "entire industries fault" MS didn't develop more games itself previously, that was MS policy they didn't need Obsidian to change.

Not really a weird take. 
Microsoft has spent all generation long turning around criticisms of the Xbox, higher price, lack of power, size and aesthetics of the console, kinect, always online... List goes on.

All console generation long, people have been complaining about the lack of games on the Xbox One... Last E3 Microsoft announced they had acquired/built 5 new game studios.
This is just another step in that same plan.

I would hate to see Obsidian go... But I would honestly rather Microsoft have them, than EA, Ubisoft or Activision.

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